April 08, 2010
Students Against a Vanishing Environment (S.A.V.E.) Sponsors E-Recycling Event for Earth Day

Beginning on Earth Day, April 22, S.A.V.E., a student club at Lees-McRae, will host an electronics recycling three-day event at the Banner Elk Town Hall. Dispose of your old electronics in a responsible way with the help of S.A.V.E. and Synergy Recycling, LLC.

S.A.V.E. is sponsoring the electronics recycling event in collaboration with the Town of Banner Elk, Avery County Department of Solid Waste and Synergy Recycling, LLC of Madison, NC. The event will take place April 22-24 at the Banner Elk Town Hall. The hours are: Thursday-Friday, April 22-23 from 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday, April 24 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Please bring the following items to be recycled: computers, laptops, servers, keyboards, mice, speakers, monitors (flat panel and CRT) with no broken glass, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, routers and wireless routers, other computer peripherals and parts (disassembled computer parts, boards), external hard drives, backups, TVs, DVD or VHS players and old stereo equipment.

"Electronics are disposed of daily throughout the state, so S.A.V.E. would like to offer our assistance with being proactive to upcoming laws by making the surrounding area aware of these new laws and allowing everyone to dispose of these materials in a responsible manner," said Lori Pitts, president of Students Against a Vanishing Environment

On January 1, 2011, these electronic items will be banned from North Carolina landfill sites. The current statewide ban of aluminum cans, plastic bottles, and wooden pallets proves North Carolina's recognition of the waste disposal problem facing many states around the country and shows the state's willingness to dispose of products that can be reused, reduced, or recycled.

Being an active participant in our waste disposal allows North Carolina residents to take control of a matter that will not go away on its own. Our landfills are filling up at an alarming rate and without the help of all citizens, the problem will continue to grow.

To volunteer and help with collection or for more information, please contact Lori Pitts at 828-898-8724 or

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