The Cherokee County Recycling Center, in partnership with Premier Surplus, Inc., is hosting an electronics recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Jan. 30 at the Cherokee County Administration Building, 1130 Bluffs Parkway, Canton.
“Due to the overwhelming response at the electronics recycling event in December, we decided to host another one in January,” Cherokee County Recycling Center Director Troy Brazie said. “We’ve more than doubled the tonnage received at these recycling events from seven tons in 2019 to 17.5 tons in 2020.”
To expedite dropoffs, the recycling center plant to increase the number of event staff to assist with unloading vehicles, in addition to controlling the traffic flow by closing the left turn lane on Bluffs Parkway, ensuring that all vehicles enter in a single line from the direction of Riverstone Parkway. Event staff will be at the end of the car line to ensure all those in line by 1 p.m. are able to unload.
“As long as cars are in line by 1 p.m., they will receive service,” Brazie said.
Items accepted at no charge include personal computers, laptops, modems, floppy/disk drives, printers, batteries, CD-ROMs, fax machines, cell phones, circuit boards, copiers, phones, PC power supplies, stereos/VCR/CD players, scanners, keyboards, typewriters, toner cartridges, mouse/mice, text equipment, wire/cabling, PC monitors and networking equipment. Television sets will be accepted for a $20 fee, CRT monitors are $5 each, and large projection televisions are $40. Accepted payment methods include cash or check, while debit and credit cards will not be accepted. Items not being accepted during the event include wooden cabinet TV sets, gas-powered equipment, tires, household trash and appliances.
This is a drive-through event. Those dropping off items should remain in their vehicles and volunteers will take all equipment from the vehicle. Participants are asked to remove equipment from boxes and cables from each device. All cables may be placed in a bag for drop-off that day.
For more information, call the Cherokee County Recycling Center at 770-516-4195 or Premier Surplus at 706-525-3050.