SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. --
Do you have electronic items stored in the back your garage or shed that need to be thrown away?
For members who need to discard electronics, Scott AFB will provide an opportunity to dispose of them properly.
In correlation with Earth week, E-Wits will be making a special trip to Scott Air Force Base April 17, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Exchange parking lot to pick up electronics to discard for free.
E-wits is a nonprofit in St. Louis that recycles and refurbishes electronics, computers and surplus equipment and puts it back into the community for educational use. This keeps the used equipment out of the landfills and provides those in need with the technology to accomplish their educational and career goals.
Electronic items E-Wits will accept are:
· Computers, monitors, printers, cables and peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.).
· Office equipment, business equipment and machinery including most furniture and operations equipment.
· Networking equipment, server, telecommunications, phones, cell phones, clocks, etc.
· VCR, stereos and audio/video equipment including cable/satellite.
· TVs - all sizes.
· Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons, etc.
· White goods: washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces, etc. ($5 fee).
· Medical equipment and all types of diagnostic equipment.
· Electrical, cabling, communication machinery and equipment.
· Industrial machinery and equipment including power and gas equipment.
· Lawn equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers, etc.
· Air conditioners, refrigerators, humidifiers and other freon-containing devices ($5 fee).
· Old motors, transformers and other electrical equipment.
· Car and household batteries and lead items.
· CDs, VHS, DVD, Cassette, DAT and all types of data tapes.
· Holiday lights and decorations.
· Useable toys, shoes and clothes.
All of E-Wits collection sites and their permanent facility will accept these items.
Items not accepted:
· Paint, tires, chemicals and household furniture.
It is important for team Scott members to not throw away electronics. If the trash truck has a camera on it and an electronic item makes it to the landfill, it's an automatic $2,000 fine.
The Scott family housing office will pick up bulk electronic items, refrigerators and washer and dryers upon request.
Additionally, road-side recycling returned March 19 in the privatized housing areas of Scott Air Force Base. The 96 gallon recycling totes will be picked up curb side bi-weekly, every other Monday. Recyclables should not go in a garbage bag. Everything in the bin should be loose and bag free. There are a few things that individuals cannot recycle in the housing area recycle bins: Food, Styrofoam (No. 6 in the recycling triangle), grocery bags, clothing, batteries.
Patriots Landing is zone A and their first pick up was March 19 and then every other Monday. All other neighborhoods are zone B and their first pick up was March 26 and then every other week after that.
For more questions about electronics recycling event contact Carla Daggit, 256-2531. For more information about housing issues, contact Senior Airman Victor White, Airman housing office liaison at 229-0308.
For more information, visit www.witsinc.org