Greene County residents will have a second chance to recycle their electronics in 2019. The event will take place on Wednesday Sept. 25 from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Greene County Fairgrounds. JVS Environmental, an electronic recycling, data security and asset management company, will be collecting the electronics inside the Rabbit Barn.
For those who already took part in previous events, not much has changed. However, there will be a new traffic pattern to get in and out of the fairgrounds during the event.
According to Mimi Ritenour, Greene County Recycling Coordinator, over 200 cars showed up to drop off their electronics during the last event in May. Since the organizers are expecting similar numbers, there will only be one-way traffic in the fairgrounds, so that drop offs run smoothly.
Residents will get in the fairgrounds from Route 21 (E Roy Furman Highway), as the Jefferson Route/Route 188 entrance will be closed. Cars will only be able enter the from the east entrance, across from the Water Park, and use Fairgrounds Road to go around the race track toward the Rabbit Barn, where JVC Environmental will pick up the electronics. The entrance closest to the Rabbit Barn will be the exit.
Most electronics, working or not, are accepted at no charge. Some examples of appliances that are free to recycle are flat screen TVs, microwaves, computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, phones/phone equipment, radios and stereos. Residents are allowed to bring more than one of those, as well.
Old style CRT TVs are also free to recycle, but only one per car will be accepted.
The company charges a fee to recycle some electronics. Busted or torn apart TVs, including cracked glass and TV parts, cost $50. Appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers and humidifiers cost $20, which covers the cost of Freon removal. Fluorescent and CFL light bulbs cost $2 each.
Vacuum cleaners, carper scrubbers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are not accepted at all.
Payment is accepted in cash or check made out to “JVS Environmental.”
Ritenour also reminds those interested that the event runs from 2 to 6 p.m. sharp and there will be no drop off before or after.
The Electronics Recycling Event is organized by the Department of Economic Development and presented by Greene County Commissioners and State Representative Pam Snyder.
Those with questions can contact Mimi Ritenour at 724-852-5300.