Seminole County Offers Businessess Free Disposal For Old Computers And Other Office Electronics

Posted on: 7/14/2003

Upgrading or stockpiling old end-of-life electronics? Seminole County Solid Waste Management is offering a Business Electronics Recycling Collection Event. At this event, up to 25 electronic items such as old computers will be accepted free of charge from businesses located in Seminole County.

Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) determined that the high levels in cathode ray tubes (CRTs) found in computer monitors and televisions are considered a hazardous waste if they are disposed, instead of recycled. CRTs are the video display components of televisions and computer monitors.

The Business Electronics Recycling Event will be held at the Seminole County Central Transfer Station located at 1950 State Road 419 in Longwood. The Event is Wednesday, July 30, 2003 from 9:00 am until 1:00 pm By Appointment Only. No Walk-Ins please.

For businesses with more than 25 units to recycle, they may need to deal directly with the County’s Contractor who will provide collection at your business, instead of attending the collection events.

The County currently has a Florida Department of Environmental Protection grant for recycling electronics from businesses. There is no charge to businesses for electronics recycling during the course of the grant funded program. Following the end of the grant funded program, businesses will continue to receive discounted recycling prices through the County’s Contractor. The prices negotiated by the County are extended to all businesses in Seminole County.

For more information and to schedule an appointment, call 407-665-2260.



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