An upcoming electronics recycling event will help Apex residents unload e-waste, while providing technology to families who need it.
Apex resident Jeffrey Sandhofer is teaming up with the Town of Apex and the Kramden Institute for his second e-recycling event on February 9th from 8am – 2pm at the Apex Public Works facility, located at 105 Upchurch Street.
Last year’s event yielded approximately 20 tons of electronics to be recycled, and close to 200 refurbished systems.
“We had overwhelming success last year,” said Sandhofer. “The equipment donated made a huge impact on the Apex area and most of all Kramden Institute students.”
Kramden’s volunteers collect donated computers, refurbish them, and donate them to economically disadvantaged students. All donated systems have their hard drives wiped and new operating system loaded. Kramden Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and all equipment donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Donation receipts will be available at the event upon request.
Synergy Recycling will also be on hand to dispose of any computer parts that cannot be used, along with a variety of other electronics items. Almost anything with a cord, including the following items will be accepted:
- CRT televisions and computer monitors (note that disposal fees will be charged - $5 for under 32” screens, $10 for over 32”)
- VCR, CD Players, DVD Players
- Power tools
- Calculators, Telephones, Radios
- Cell Phones
- Fax Machines, Copiers, printers
- Microwaves and other small kitchen appliances
- Batteries, wire, cable, and any other miscellaneous electronic equipment
- No refrigerators, washers, dryers or CFL bulbs will be accepted