Athens Electronics Recycling Day, Sat, 3/29, 10AM to 2PM, OU Peden Stadium parking lot, Free and open to the public


An electronics recycling day will be held Sat., March 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Peden Stadium parking lot at Ohio University.

Sponsored by Ohio University Campus Recycling, Athens-Hocking Recycling Center and Accurate IT, community members are encouraged to recycle anything with componentry or an electrical plug, from computers to appliances.

Recycling services are free and open to the public, with the exception of tube-containing television sets and computer monitors, which will require a $20 cash-only charge per item.

This event meets a category of recycling needs identified in the Athens-Hocking Zero Waste Action Plan as “difficult to recycle items.” Below is a list of examples of acceptable electronics and appliances.

In addition to the co-sponsors, local merchants and organizations have offered assistance. The Athens Lowes will process Freon from refrigerators and freezers, and Rural Action, Keep America Beautiful, County Commissioner Chris Chmiel, the City of Athens Water Department and LEAX Water are assisting with publicity.

Examples of acceptable E-waste include:

Computers, keyboards, computer mice, cables, batteries, printers, scanners, Compact discs (floppies and data), VHS tapes, cassette tapes, CD/DVD players, video game systems, cellphones, telephones, flat screen televisions monitors, books and packaging materials related to electronics.

CRT (tube containing) TVs and Monitors will require a $20 charge per item, cash only.

Examples of acceptable appliances/scrap metal items include:

Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioning units, water tanks, stoves, ovens, toasters, blenders, microwaves, vacuum cleaners, lawn mowers, lamps, fans and scrap metal.

Examples of non-acceptable items include:

Any hazardous materials including compressed propane tanks, chemicals, light bulbs and tires

For more information, please visit

Contact: Andrew Ladd, recycling and refuse manager, at 740-593-0231 or


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