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Free Electronics Recycling this Friday and Saturday
By Gregory Vickery


June 21, 2006

The Ketchikan Indian Community (KIC), Tongass Conservation Society (TCS), Southeast Alaska Independent Living (SAIL), and City of Ketchikan Landfill have joined forces to create an electronics recycling event, free of charge.

WHAT: Electronics recycling
Bring us your old, used, broken, or otherwise defunct electronics for recycling. You may bring virtually anything with a circuitboard: TVs, phones, cell phones, computers, monitors, printers, stereos, cd players, vhs and dvd players, copy machines, speakers, etc.

WHEN: Friday and Saturday, the 23rd and 24th of June, from 8am to 4pm.

WHERE: Ketchikan City Landfill

WHY: Divert these goods from the landfill, and many new products may be made from the components. The metals and plastics can be made into new things, and some of the better equipment that you no longer want can be provided for use elsewhere. ALL hard drives will be wiped clean with a magnet or smashed so there are no security concerns.

WHO: Everyone is welcome to bring electronics. Businesses that intend to bring large amounts should call 225.3275 and schedule an appointment. Those businesses who bring large amounts are encouraged to donate up to $100 to help cover the shipping and recycling costs. All donations are tax deductible and you will be included in a thank you letter to be published in the coming weeks.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Gregory Vickrey
Ketchikan, AK - USA

About: Gregory Vickrey is the director of the Tongass Conservation Society.


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