Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Please Dont Dump Your TV's and Electronics on the Curb as Trash

Please dont dump your TV's and other electronics on the curb as trash.  TVs and electronics contain heavy metals and toxic wastes.  They need to be disposed of properly by someone who can properly handle (and hopefully recycle) these materials.  Dumped on the curb, these TVs get washed by rain water, which then washes the toxic chemicals into our streams and then into our river.

Arlington has regular ECARE recycling events at TJ Middle School.  There is a waste treatment facility in South Arlington where you can drop off electronics.  And apparently you can arrange a special pick up for your electronic wastes.

PS: If you are thinking of recycling your bikes, think about donating them to Arlington's own Phoenix Bikes down in Barcroft.

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