Western Oregon Waste is recycling old electronics at its transfer station, 1790 Williamsport Road, in Astoria.

The transfer station is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Although the transfer station is not listed on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality Web site as a designated Oregon E-Cycles collection site, Laura Leebrick, government and corporate affairs manager for WOW said her company's recycling program is still going.

WOW has been accepting computers and electronics at the Astoria transfer station free for six years. The company delivers e-waste to an electronics recycling operation called CDC in Cornelius.

WOW accepts unwanted computers, keyboards, computer parts, printers, accessories, stereo equipment, telephones and phone equipment, cellular phones and their batteries, rechargeable batteries, VCRs, CD players, fax machines, satellite dishes, TVs, monitors and most other electronics.

Microwaves are not electronics, but are accepted as scrap metal at the transfer station. Copiers cannot be recycled, but are still accepted as trash. All items must be clean and dry.

For more information on WOW's recycling programs visit (www.westernoregonwaste.com)

The Goodwill at the North Coast Fred Meyer, 695 U.S. Highway 101 S., is also accepting e-waste, but can only accept televisions 27 inches and smaller, and its capacity for taking multiple items is limited. Call (503) 223-6589 if you have questions about delivering unwanted electronics to that location.


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