HAGERSTOWN, MD News (9/21/2022) – It can be tricky to know how to safely and affordably dispose of items you no longer need, such as electronics or sensitive documents. Electronics recycling may seem pricey and inconvenient, and residents might worry that the personal data in these devices may fall into the wrong hands. It can be dangerous to dispose of sensitive documents with your household trash for the same reason. Fortunately, there is a way for people to safely and properly dispose of these unwanted items for free!
On November 12, 2022, residents may bring unwanted electronics and documents to 274 East Memorial Boulevard (former Municipal Stadium parking lot) for Hagerstown’s Ecycles Day. The City of Hagerstown has partnered with Waste Management INC to provide disposal services at no cost to all residents of Hagerstown. Documents will be transported via secured truck to a local facility that specializes in safely shredding the documents, then the shredded papers will be recycled on site. Using a process that removes ink from documents, the recycled paper can be turned into new things. Taking advantage of this event is an eco-friendly way to clear up clutter and reduce landfill waste.
This is a Rain-or-Shine event open to all residents of The City of Hagerstown. (Please bring proof of residency.) Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles, and place items to recycle in the trunk or bed of their vehicle to ensure safe transportation. Workers will remove the items from your vehicle and you can be on your way!
Examples of acceptable items include but are not limited to:
Printers, computers, keyboards, televisions, cell phones, and other consumer electronics.
Unnacceptaple items, such as microwaves, medical equipment, large appliances and items containing liquids will not be taken.
Residents seeking a full list of acceptable items may visit www.hagerstownmd.org or call 301-739-8577 x106 with any further questions about this event.
Article by “BB” Boring, Hagerstown, MD
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