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State sets up electronics recycling in Hayden

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HAYDEN, Ariz. -

Residents of Hayden who have televisions, computers, printers and cell phones they no longer want can drop them off at a recycling event.

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is hosting the event Saturday in the parking lot of the town hall building.

The department has collected more than 1.8 million pounds of electronics waste since the recycling program began in August 2009.

Officials say they also anticipate receiving batteries, stereos, cables, cords and small appliances. An electronics recycling company will be on hand to wipe out computer hard drives.

"We are excited about being able to collaborate with towns in Arizona's copper belt for another free electronic waste recycling collection event," said ADEQ Director Henry Darwin. "This is another great opportunity for people to dispose of their unwanted electronics while at the same time ensuring that this potentially toxic stream of waste is disposed of responsibly and does not take up valuable landfill space."

Residents of surrounding communities also are welcome to drop off electronics.

Since August 2009, ADEQ has sponsored 75 events throughout the state and collected almost 2 million pounds from more than 12,000 vehicles attending the e-waste events.

Free E-Waste Recycling Event
Feb. 8, 8am - 12pm
Town Hall parking lot
520 N. Velasco Ave.
Hayden, AZ
(928) 855-3999

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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