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City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Begins Drop-Off Electronic Recycling Program

Tuscaloosa, Ala.
The City of Tuscaloosa Environmental Services Department began a drop-off electronic recycling program April 1. This free service is open to all West Alabama residents, government agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations and schools. Electronics can be dropped off Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Richard A. Curry Environmental Services Complex located at 3440 Kauloosa Avenue. Electronics will not be accepted after-hours, on weekends, on City holidays, at drop-off recycling trailers or on curbside recycling routes. To drop-off recyclable electronics, participants must park in the designated parking spot in front of the Environmental Services Complex, enter the front door and inform the ESD office staff as to what type of electronics they intend to recycle. Citizenswill not need to bring the electronics inside with them. After checking in, ESD crews will then collect the recyclable electronics from the vehicle. Visitors and vehicles will not be allowed to enter the recycling plant. Call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311 to schedule an appointment to drop-off a large quantity (more than a carload) of recyclable electronics. Electronics Accepted for RecyclingDesktop ComputersLaptopsServersFax MachinesPrintersScannersCopiersLCD MonitorsCRT MonitorsComputer Wires/CablesUPS Battery Back-UpKeyboards/MiceDocking StationsCell Phones and ChargersInkjet Cartridges and Laser Printer TonerTablets and PDAsPower StripsNetworking EquipmentSwitches, Hubs, Firewall, ModemsComputer BoardsRechargeable BatteriesMicrowaves Electronics NOT Accepted for RecyclingTelevisions                                                               Light BulbsAlkaline Batteries (Non-Rechargeable Batteries)        X-Ray MachinesVHS, Cassette, 8mm tapes                                                 Smoke DetectorsHazardous Wastes                                                  Garbage, Trash or Debris The Environmental Services Department encourages those who participate in the drop-off electronic recycling program to remove all personal information from electronics before drop-off. The City of Tuscaloosa and its affiliates assume no responsibility for any data left in the memory and/or storage system of equipment collected for drop-off electronicrecycling. For more information about electronic drop-off recycling in Tuscaloosa, visit the Environmental Services Department website at www.tuscaloosa.com/ESD or call Tuscaloosa 311 at 205-248-5311.