October 21, 2014
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Free electronics recycling event to be at ASU-MH

    If you've got electronic waste, like old television sets and computers, that you don't know what to do with, now's your chance to get rid of it in an environmentally safe manner. The Arkansas State University-Mountain Home's Stream Team is holding a free, two-day electronic waste recycling drive on Friday and Saturday. The event will be in front of Gotaas Hall, or the Health Science Building, in parking lot 1-B.
    The recycling drive is the first of its kind locally, according to Amanda Herd, an administrative assistant in the communication department at ASU-Mountain Home.
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    Herd says only about 18 percent of electronics are being recycled in the U.S. presently and recycling programs like the one being held at ASU-Mountain Home are a way to help protect the environment.
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    Businesses, schools, non-profit groups and individual residents are invited to participate in the program. Herd says they will take electronic waste from any group or individual during the two day event.
    Waste from businesses and large quantities of waste will be accepted by appointment on Friday from 2 to 6 p.m. Businesses must provide the manpower required to load or have waste palletized and shrink-wrapped. A forklift will be available to assist with the unloading.
    Individuals with electronic waste are encouraged to drop it off on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.
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    She says they need volunteers to assist with traffic, unloading and staging. Participants can work as little as two hours.
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    Those who want to volunteer or who have questions can contact Herd at 508-6214, or by email at aheard@asumh.edu. The event is Friday, June 12 from 2 to 6 p.m., and Saturday, June 14 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    It is sponsored by ASU-Mountain Home, the Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality, Ozark Mountain Solid Waste, Baxter County, Start 2 Start Recycling, and Baxter Day Service Center.   

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