Covington Annual Recycling Event (E-waste, Old Files, Styrofoam) Saturday at Holmes

Are you ready to purge that old TV or computer? Tired of other electronic items that accumulate dust? How about that drawer full of delicate paper documents that you were going to recycle? How about that pile of styrofoam? You want to get rid of the responsibility?

If you’ve been waiting for the perfect opportunity to finally get rid of those pesky items, the day has come to do so safely. On Saturday, the annual Recycling Delivery Day – Electronics, Paper & Styrofoam™ returns to Holmes High School.

Hosted by Keep Covington Beautiful and The Center for Great Neighborhoods in partnership with the City of Covington, there is no doubt about the impact of the event as it enters its seventh year. It is clear that recycling in Covington is on the rise.

“Since 2016, we have converted more than 67,000 pounds of landfill material, and we are very proud of it,” said Stephanie Bacher, the city’s solid waste and recycling supervisor.

Bacher said many residents know the event takes place every June and stock up on items for an entire year.

Covington Street Hockey League members will lend a hand at the event.

“Covington residents learn the importance of landfill diversion and are happy to hold on to electronics, paper, and polystyrene for proper disposal,” Bacher said.

Electronic devices will be recycled by Cobalt, which breaks down and recycles e-waste, while Shred-It, the event’s paper shredder partner, will remove sensitive documents on site while you wait.

Basher said that the state indicated the importance of collecting and disposing of e-waste in an appropriate manner through a guaranteed grant for the event.

The event is free for Covington residents, but donations will be accepted to help cover event costs. No registration required.

“We’re expecting a steamy 95-degree day, but hopefully some cloud cover will keep us focused on emptying the cars and getting people across the line as quickly as possible,” Bacher said.

About the event:

• Saturday 25 June from 10 am to 1 pm
• Holmes High School, enter from Madison Street – event in the back parking lot

Not sure what to bring? Here is a guide:

electronics:
• Old computers and accessories: laptops, hard drives, tablets, monitors, and power cords.
• Keyboards, mice, speakers, and cables
• Telephone equipment and mobile phones.
• Printers, fax machines and copiers.
• Stereo equipment.
• Televisions, VCRs, Betas, DVRs.
• Cable and satellite boxes.
• Microwave oven.
• Batteries, including rechargeable batteries.
• Light bulbs.

paper:
• It should be loose and dry.
• Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed.

foam:
• It must be clean.
• No tape, stickers or food residue.

Do not bring:
• Thermostats and mercury switches.
• Equipment that contains biological waste, chemicals, oils or liquids.
• Radioactive materials, asbestos or PCBs.
• Equipment with hermetically sealed cabinets or units.
• Large appliances.

Covington City

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