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July 7, 2014

Next free e-waste recycling event is July 19

Free recycling event

Door County residents can help protect identity theft as well as the environment in a free electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 19 in Brussels.

The town of Brussels, Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, and Vintage Tech Recyclers are joining forces for the event that will be held at the Brussels Community Center, 1366 Junction Road. Residents are encouraged to stay in their vehicles as Vintage Tech Recyclers personnel and volunteers will assist in unloading material.

To assure responsible recycling, Door County Restore works with e-Stewards-certified recyclers, like Vintage Tech Recyclers, a local, e-Stewards, R2, ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 certified electronics recycling company. Vintage Tech Recyclers provides IT asset management, responsible recycling solutions, and hard drive security.

Vintage Tech Recyclers ensures to all customers that all electronics are properly handled and recycled and all hard drives are protected using NIST 800-88 compliant software wiping. According to Vintage Tech, by recycling old electronic products, useful materials such as glass, plastic and metal can be re-used in the manufacture of other products. Recycling electronics minimizes the amount of hazardous waste in the landfills and the extraction of new raw materials from the earth.

• Items accepted include computers, laptops, monitors, LCDs, cellphones, printers, scanners, modems, CD drives, cables, keyboards, mice, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, camcorders, cameras, game players, joysticks, telephones, pagers, answering machines, typewriters, calculators, adding machines, fax machines, copiers and postage meters, vacuum cleaners, toaster ovens, microwaves.

• Items NOT ACCEPTED include light bulbs/fluorescents, mercury-containing devices, alkaline batteries, household chemicals, toys, books, paint.

For questions or more information about responsible electronics recycling, call Door County Habitat for Humanity ReStore at (920) 743-2869 or visit www.doorcountyhabitat.com.