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Tons of e-wasted collected at recycling event

Volunteers unloading and stacking e-waste. (Source:ASUMH) Volunteers unloading and stacking e-waste. (Source:ASUMH)
From left, Matt Beavers, Bob Devecki, and volunteer stacking e-waste. (Source:ASUMH) From left, Matt Beavers, Bob Devecki, and volunteer stacking e-waste. (Source:ASUMH)
Volunteers with first full truckload of collected e-waste. (Source:ASUMH) Volunteers with first full truckload of collected e-waste. (Source:ASUMH)

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) – A free event in Baxter County literally brought in tons of e-waste to be recycled.

A news release from Arkansas State University-Mountain Home stated about 60,000 pounds or 30 tons of e-waste was collected over a two day period during the week of June 9.

Old computers, TVs and other unwanted electronics were collected for the first time in the Twin Lakes area.

During the recycling process the news release stated, "hazardous waste was safely and responsibly removed from electronic items, metals and plastics were reprocessed, and data was wiped in compliance with the U.S. Department of Defense's standards."

If you missed out on the event, the Baxter Recycling Center in Mountain Home also accepts e-waste and other recyclables. For more information call the center at 870-425-0664.

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