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Electronic recycling event Sept. 25

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ozark_recycleThrough a partnership with eSCO, Arkansas Tech University-Ozark Campus will sponsor an electronic recycling event Tuesday, Sept. 25.

The event will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. outside the Student Services Conference Center, located at 1700 Helberg Lane in Ozark.

Most electronic devices will be accepted – working or not – for free. Simply drop off unwanted electronics, and eSCO will take care of the rest.

Community Outreach Director Laura Rudolph said, “Most antiquated electronics contain hazardous materials and are not accepted at landfills or waste-transfer stations. With the help of eSCO, we’ll provide a no-cost opportunity for residents of the River Valley area to make an environmentally sound decision.”

Last year, Arkansas Tech-Ozark and eSCO were able to collect and recycle an estimated 15,000 pounds of electronic waste during an America Recycles Day effort.

Located in Rogers, eSCO collects, processes and recycles unwanted electronics with a “no landfill policy,” disassembling all e-waste to the most finite of commodities to eliminate the production of wastes, according to its website.

More information is available by contacting Rudolph at (479) 508-3315 or lrudloph@atu.edu.

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