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How to recycle electronics you're no longer using

Indianapolis park will be site on Saturday
Posted at 9:45 PM, Jan 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-21 21:45:36-05

INDIANAPOLIS — The City of Indianapolis is holding an electronics recycling event this Saturday at Krannert Park.

It's from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the park, which is off South High School Road, just north of West Washington Street on the west side.

This is an opportunity to properly dispose of electronic items that are no longer working, outdated, or something you simply want to get ride of. If you go, remain in your car and wear a face covering when you get to the drop off point.

"We invite residents across Marion County to participate in this safe and sustainable program as they clean and re-organize after the holidays," said Mayor Joe Hogsett. "Together, we can work to divert this electronic waste from our landfills, all while protecting against COVID-19 transmission and continuing to offer re-entry employment opportunities to our neighbors."

The city is partnering with local nonprofit RecycleForce for the event. According to its website, RecycleForce reduces crime through re-entry employment and job training opportunities while improving the environment through electronics recycling.

As a general rule of thumb, acceptable electronics include anything with a cord attached, plus the following:​

  • Cell phones
  • Circuit boards
  • Computers / Laptops
  • External disk drives
  • External tape drive
  • Gaming systems and accessories
  • Hair dryers and styling irons
  • Hard drives
  • Joy sticks
  • Keyboards
  • Microphones
  • Microwaves
  • Modems
  • Monitors
  • Mouse
  • PC cards
  • PC speakers
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Tablets
  • Toasters
  • TVs
  • Uninterrupted power supply batteries
  • USB drives

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