FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. – Cumberland County, the City of Fayetteville, and Sustainable Sandhills will host an Electronic Waste Drive on Saturday, Nov. 20 at the Cumberland County Courthouse. The hours of the event are 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. Vehicles can enter the courthouse parking lot at 117 Dick St. using the entrance off Otis F. Jones Pkwy.
America Recycles Day, which takes place every year on Nov 15, recognizes the importance and impact of recycling. The purpose of the e-waste drive is to help residents properly dispose of old or used electronic devices or accessories that could contain toxic or hazardous materials, such as arsenic and lead. Proper disposal can help eliminate the amount of e-waste at landfill sites. Recycling electronics helps prevent the destruction of habitat and emission of greenhouse gases associated with mining raw materials such as iron, gold, palladium, platinum, and copper.
At the e-waste drive on Nov. 20, volunteers will unload electronics from participants’ cars. Almost anything with a cord will be accepted at the event, including cell phones, tablets and chargers. Items do not have to be in working condition. Please see below for a more extensive list of accepted materials.
Acceptable E-waste items:
• Televisions less than 50 inches (televisions larger than 50 inches and large appliances will not be accepted at the drive, however they may be dropped off at the Ann Street landfill)
• Computers (please remove any hard drives)
• Small kitchen appliances
• Video Game consoles
• Mobile phones (please factory reset and remove SIMS cards)
• CD/DVD/VHS players
• Stereo systems
For questions about what is recyclable, residents who take their recycling to county container sites can visit www.cumberlandcountync.gov/solidwaste and click on the “Recycling” button. Residents with curbside pickup within the City of Fayetteville can visit fayettevillenc.gov/recycling.