Pulaski County plans electronics recycling event for Little Rock
Little Rock, Arkansas – On Wednesday and Thursday, the Regional Recycling District in Pulaski County will host a free electronics drop-off event.
The Simmons Bank Arena parking lot on E. Washington Avenue in North Little Rock accepts recyclables from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Residents and companies in Pulaski County are welcome to bring old, damaged, or obsolete electronic devices to the free recycling collection, including computers, printers, televisions, copiers, cell phones, and fax machines.
“We call it e-waste,” Craig Douglass, executive director of the Regional Recycling said. “But it is actually not waste at all, because electronic equipment and its component parts can be recycled and re-marketed for the manufacture of new products and devices.”
By keeping electronics out of landfills, recycling of electronic equipment can help lessen this toxic-waste risk to the public’s health.
“According to the EPA, e-waste is the fastest growing municipal waste stream in the country,” Douglass said. “Our e-waste recycling event is designed to take back this equipment and recycle it to get toxic chemicals like lead and mercury out of the waste stream and out of landfills.”
The collection is for Pulaski County residents and companies, including non-profit organizations, churches, municipalities, and schools.