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Cleanup, Electronics Recycling Events Planned for South DeKalb County

Neighborhoods in South DeKalb County can cleanup and recycle unwanted electronics on Saturday.

If you have a closet full of old VCRs, DVD players, ancient computers and other electronics, this weekend is your chance to safely get rid of them.

DeKalb County will hold a cleanup and electronics recycling event from 9 to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 19, for South DeKalb residents.

According to Commissioner Stan Watson's website, the event is a partnership with DeKalb County, IMSE, and neighborhoods along Wesley Chapel, Rainbow, Columbia, Covington Highway and Flatshoals for a community cleanup and electronics recycling event.

This is the first electronics recycling event in South DeKalb County. From 9A-1P, old electronics will be accepted. There are no out-of-pocket expenses however residents must pay $10 each for plastic TVs, $5 each for plastic monitors and $30 each for plasma, projection or wooden console TVs, TVs that are broken or TVs with exposed bare tubes. Everything else is free.

For a list of acceptable items visit www.IMSElectronic.com.

Both the recycle event and cleanup effort are Saturday, April19th at 9:00A.M at the lot at the intersection of Wesley Chapel and Boring/Kelley Chapel Roads.

The clean up routes are as follows:

  • Rainbow/Columbia (near Porter Sanford) to Wesley Chapel
  • Covington Highway/Wesley Chapel to Flat Shoals Parkway
  • Flat Shoals/Columbia (near QT)  to 155- Snapfinger Road
  • South Hairston at Wesley Chapel to Covington Highway
gdfo April 16, 2014 at 06:36 AM
If you are dumping an old computer, there are a few things to do before you do so. If you are recycling it, first open the case and take out the Hard Drive. Then remove the sticks of RAM and the Power Supply. Is there a video card or sound card in it? If there is remove them. NEVER, NEVER, throw away or give away a PC with the Hard drive still in it. It has some of your personal information on it. Even if you use special software to erase data, that data is really still there. The ONLY way to secure an old Hard drive is to destroy it. It is possible to use old hard drives by slaving them onto newer computers and even laptops. You can get a cheap external hard drive case and connect it to your new computer by the USB cable that comes with the external hard drive case.
gdfo April 16, 2014 at 06:37 AM
If you really want to destroy a hard drive you have to make the disk in it physically unreadable. Protect your selves.

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