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WV Electronics Recycling

DAVISVILLE, W.Va. – April 17, 2006 – The National Center
for Electronics Recycling (NCER), the West Virginia
Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), and the West
Virginia Solid Waste Management Board (SWMB) announced
today the second in a series of statewide electronics
recycling events. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. on April 29 in the parking lot of DEP’s Charleston
headquarters in Charleston.

WHAT: Electronics recycling collection event

WHERE: Parking Lot of DEP Headquarters (across from the
Kanawha Mall), 601 57th Street, SE, Charleston, WV 25304

WHEN: Saturday, April 29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

PRODUCTS ACCEPTED: Answering machines, camcorders, compact
disc players, copiers, duplicators, electric typewriters,
fax machines, hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems,
pagers, personal computers (CPU, monitors, keyboards,
mouse, and peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards,
radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones
and telephone equipment, televisions, VCRs, word processors.

PRODUCTS NOT ACCEPTED: Microwaves, smoke detectors, and
large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing
machines, and air conditioners

FEES: The event is free, though there is a five-unit limit
per vehicle

All West Virginia residents and small businesses are
welcome to drop off up to five pieces of equipment
(keyboards, mice, and mobile phones do not count toward the
five-unit limit) at this event. Large businesses and
institutions must call (800) 711-6010 to deliver to the
recycling center or arrange possible equipment pickup.

This collection event marks the second under a grant
contract the NCER received from the West Virginia High
Technology Consortium (WVHTC) Foundation. The first
collection event, held at the Morgantown Best Buy,
prevented over 14,000 pounds of electronic devices from
being discarded in state landfills. The program is a
collaboration between the NCER, DEP and Solid Waste
Management Board; Amandi Services, formerly Envirocycle,
Davisville; and SDR Technologies, located in both
Davisville and Millwood, W.Va. The WVHTC Foundation,
which was founded by Congressman Alan B. Mollohan, D-W.Va.
to help build the state’s economy, awarded the NCER this
grant under its Environmental Technology Program. Mollohan
has obtained federal funding for the program through his
work on the House Appropriations Committee. The program is
a cooperative partnership between the WVHTC Foundation and
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

As with the previous event, this program represents a
unique partnering of industry, non-profit groups, and
government. Seven electronic product manufacturers are
sponsoring this event by paying for the recycling costs of
their branded products collected, including JVC, Lexmark,
Panasonic, Phillips, Sharp, Sony, and Toshiba. The non-
profit NCER is serving as a third party administrator to
arrange with DEP for local electronics recycling collection
events and recycling activities. Amandi Services, an
electronics recycler, has been contracted for the
demanufacturing of the collected devices. SDR Technologies
will accept plastics from the demanufactured electronics
collected at the events to demonstrate how new plastics
identification technology can improve the economics of
plastics recycling through better identification and
separation of commingled electronic polymer waste.

Other collection events will soon be scheduled across the
state. For more information, go to, or
call (304) 699-1008.





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