Tongue Point Job Corps Center (TPJCC) will offer the community the opportunity to recycle electronics and hard plastics from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot just outside the center entrance.

The following items will be accepted: computers; computer external devices such as monitors, keyboards, mice, external disk drives, scanners, printers, webcams, speakers and microphones; MP3 players; IPods; TVs; VCRs, DVD and CD players and CDs and DVDs and cases; stereos; cellular phones, telephones and phone equipment; and VHS, 8 track and audio tapes.

The following items cannot be accepted: microwaves, copy machines, batteries of any kind, FAX machines, satellite dishes and computer floppy or zip disks.

“Western Oregon Waste already accepts electronic equipment for recycling at their transfer station, so we’re providing another location for one day,” said Tita Montero, TPJCC business and community liaison. “The more important value of this event is collecting hard plastics, like CDs, VHS and 8 tracks, for recycling.”

April 16 through 22 is designated as Earth Week, when more than one billion people around the world will be participating in ecological and green events. Global Youth Service Day coincides with events held April 20 through 22.

This recycling event is possible through support from Western Oregon Waste, a Recology company and through the service participation by students of Tongue Point Job Corps Center.

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