Free & Convenient Event Open to All Durham Residents & Businesses
Durham residents and businesses waiting for the next free opportunity to recycle electronic waste, shred confidential documents, and safely dispose of their Christmas trees should plan to attend the E-Waste Recycling and Paper Shredding Event next month.
The event will be held Saturday, January 17, 2015, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the visitor side of the Durham County Memorial Stadium, 750 Stadium Dr., Durham. Event staff will be on hand to unload old electronics and paper.
The event, co-sponsored by the City of Durham’s Solid Waste Management Department, Sonoco Recycling, Shred Ace, Synergy Recycling and Durham County Government, will accept nearly all electronic devices with a cord, including: • Computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, printers, monitors, speakers, copiers, scanners, circuit boards, hard drives, computer parts, etc. • Televisions, stereo equipment, tape players, receivers, amplifiers, record players, etc. • Kitchen electronics, such as microwaves, mixers, blenders, choppers, etc. • Telephones, cell phones, and fax machines • Hair dryers, curling irons, alarm clocks and vacuum cleaner • Power tools, cordless tools, etc. • Electronic toys, such as keyboards and video game systems • This event will not accept large appliances, refrigerators, air conditioners, or any other appliances that contain Freon
Confidential paper shredding will also be provided on site. Requirements for shredding include: • Paper may contain paper clips and staples; however, hanging file folders will not be accepted. • Only paper should be brought for shredding; CDs, DVDs, and other non-paper items will not be accepted. • All paper should be loose and not in binders or other binding items made of non-paper. • Residents may be present to observe their confidential document shredding if the amount to be shredded can fit into one 96-gallon roll cart (approximately 240 pounds or approximately eight small, banker boxes of material). • Participants with larger quantities will have items placed in boxes to be shredded off-site at a secure facility.
Christmas trees will also be accepted at this event. Trees taller than six feet should be cut in half and not placed in bags. Residents should also remove all decorations and hardware, including tinsel, lights, garland, ornaments, nails, and stands.
Durham residents who can’t make this event can still safely and conveniently recycle their old electronics at the City’s Waste Disposal and Recycling Center (Transfer Station), 2115 E. Club Blvd. The facility is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon.
For information about items accepted at this event or the City’s recycling facilities, contact Durham One Call at (919) 560-1200 or visit http://DurhamNC.gov/ich/op/swmd/Pages/wr_transfer.aspx.