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Worcester to hold electronics recycling at Showell, Oct. 20

(Oct. 5, 2012) The Recycling Division of Worcester County Public Works, in conjunction with Maryland Environmental Services and the Maryland Department of the Environment, will conduct Household Hazardous Waste, and E-Cycling (electronics recycling) Collection Day on Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Showell Elementary School parking lot.

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents may drop off old or unusable cans of pesticides, pool chemicals, gas and other fuels, oil-base paints, thinners and everyday hazardous wastes accumulating in and around the home for safe disposal. Electronic items, such as computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, radios, televisions and VCRs, will be collected and later recycled.

Because household hazardous waste and electronics do not break down easily, recycling them saves much-needed landfill space. Furthermore, many of the items contain poisonous materials that could seep out of the landfill and contaminate surrounding soil and groundwater.

This free event is open to Worcester County residents only. A representative from MDE will be on-site checking vehicle registration. Clean Venture of Baltimore is responsible for the safe disposal of all hazardous waste collected. The electronics will be shipped to an electronics recycler for dismantling.

For more information, contact Worcester County Recycling Manager Ron Taylor at 410-632-3177.

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