Electronic Recycling Event

Electronic Recycling Event at Union County Courthouse

The Atlanta Recycling Solutions, LLC recently visited Union County to collect worn out electronic equipment. David Loxsom, Cindy Reed, AJ Reed, and Grant MeCleskey worked all day to help people empty their cars and trucks of junk.

The electronic equipment is recycled instead of being thrown into our landfills. Commissioner Paris has been instrumental in acquiring services of this type for our county. Loxsom says, "We want to keep our mountains beautiful. Electronic Recycling helps." For more information call Atlanta Recycling Solutions at (678) 566-6665.

 

Electronic Recycling Event

Electronic Recycling Event in Blairsville, Georgia

The recent electronic recycling event at Union County Primary School collected 10,538 pounds of used electronic equipment, including 46 computer monitors, 83 personal computers, and 37 televisions!

Over 70 cars and trucks brought stuff to the recycle event. Many citizens in Blairsville, Georgia took advantage of the free recycling program.

Leslie J. George, Executive Director of the North Georgia Resource Management Authority, was in charge of the event. She explained that this solid waste authority is made up of North Georgia Counties for the purpose of promoting safe solid waste handling through education, recycling, and composting.

Electronic items are weighed and re-marketed by Atlanta Recycling Solutions. With over 15 years of experience, ARS has developed a network of 50-100 buyers of surplus electronic equipment.

ARS's most important criterion in marketing used equipment is to assure that buyers are reputable users of re-marketed items, and will themselves dispose of equipment that they cannot use by recycling, or by environmentally conscious disposal.

Members of the Union County High School Beta Club were present to help. They did a terrific job. Kristin Heuker, Nathan Sprayberry, Jason Reid, and Nick Graphman accepted computers, monitors, printers, televisions, stereos, speakers, microwave ovens, fax machines, telephones, VCRs, DVD players, radios, and cameras. These 11th graders worked hard to help unload the vehicles and to prepare the items for transport. (The Beta Club participates and coordinates various events throughout the year such as the Shamrock Sale fund-raisers, Thanksgiving baskets for the needy, and Christmas baskets for children.)

Thanks to Leslie George, the Beta Club, Union County teachers, and other volunteers, the recycling event was a success. George says, "Hopefully this is the first of many such recycling events in Union County ."