MOUNT VERNON — The Board of Knox County Commissioners announced the first television collection event ever to be held in Knox County will take place Saturday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Knox County Fairgrounds. All types of electronic (e-waste) including: cables, cameras, computers, copiers, game consoles, printers, servers, switches, telephones, televisions and VCR/DVD systems will be accepted.
Acme Electronics Recycling from Galion will be handling the event and is certified in both ISO 14001 and R2 recycling. All electronic products are guaranteed to be destroyed prior to being recycled for parts.
This event will also feature the collection of personal documents for shredding. This year the document destruction is being handled locally by New Hope Industries. All collected documents will be transported to New Hope and placed into a lock storage area to await destruction. All documents and e-waste, with the exception of TVs, will be accepted for a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle. To help defray the cost of recycling televisions, a mandatory charge of $10 will be assessed on each television collected.
This one-day TV recycling event is being sponsored by the Board of Knox County commissioners in conjunction with the DKMM Solid Waste District and the CES Credit Union. Like all DKMM events, it is open to all residents of Delaware, Knox, Marion and Morrow counties.
Citizens are urged to call recycling coordinator Linda Montgomery in the Knox County Commissioners Office at 393-6704 with any questions regarding the event.
Published on May 16, 2012