Not long ago the tools we used to get our work done were completely manual. Men and women used hammers, shovels, wrenches, typewriters and telephones to complete daily tasks.
Now we live in an age where our tools are electronics: computers, smart phones, printers, televisions are all prevalent in the workplace. Even construction workers use portable drills and saws that require batteries. When those items wear out they need a place to be recycled instead of ending up in a landfill polluting the groundwater with dangerous chemicals.
To help offset the electronics placed in the trash or cluttering up storage rooms, St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 6325 West Main Street in Maryville, will host an Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, November 5th from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The church sent out a flyer with a list of accepted items for the Electronic Recycling event. Devices like computers, phones, televisions, printers and DVD or VHS players are wanted. Other items such as large and small appliances, electric motors, scrap aluminum and copper and household electrical system parts will also be accepted.
While there are stipulations about what items are accepted, there is no regulations about who can bring items to the event. Anyone from the surrounding area can help by giving their unwanted electronics to the church. Organizers have contracted with a local electronic recycling business to dispose of the items. The event serves as a fundraiser to help church programs and groups.
For your information, there have been new rules/laws passed regarding landfills. Beginning with the new year, some electronics will no longer be allowed to be disposed of with normal trash pickups. You will have to pay to have certain items disposed of properly. If you have any items, now is a great time to get rid of them free of charge.
If you have any questions, Village of Maryville Mayor Larry Gulledge, a church member, said to feel free to give him a call. He can be reached at his office number: 618-345-7028 extension 7.