They pile up in closets and garages all over the county and often get dumped in ditches and creeks creating an eyesore and health hazard.
The Coahoma County Board of Supervisors will host its 4th Annual E-Waste Recyling Day from 9 a.m. until noon Saturday on the parking lot of the Coahoma County Courthouse in downtown Clarksdale.
Electronics are the fastest growing waste stream that is produced annually around the world with only around 25-percent being recycled. Over 75 percent of this e-waste turns into a toxic waste stream that ends up in our landfills or sent to undeveloped countries where it is poorly processed or dumped posing long-term risks to human health and the environment.
Almost all electronic equipment especially computers and televisions, contain toxic heavy materials such as lead, cadmium and mercury.
The county is working with Magnolia Data Solutions, a certified recycler to handle proper disposal of the items brought to the courthouse.
Magnolia Data will recycle the following items:
• Computers and related items.
• All types of cable and cords.
• Computer lab equipment.
• Lithium ion batteries.
• Camcorders and cameras.
• Cell phones and pagers.
• Hard drives.
• Household electronics.
• Mainframe equipment.
• Networking equipment.
• Test equipment.
• Telephone and telecom equipment.
• PCI cards.
• Printed circuit boards.
• Stereo equipment.
• Toner cartridges.
For details contact Marc Taylor, recycling manager, 662-645-9713 or Morgan Wood, County Administrator at 662-624-3028.