LSSWMD plans e-waste and shred day event for Friday

May 13, 2013

Wayne Allen

PDT Staff Writer

The Lawrence Scioto Solid Waste Management District (LSSWMD) will hold its second annual free e-waste and document shred day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, May 17 at Valley Foods, 415 Market Street in Portsmouth.

“This is the second year we are offering free of charge to the residents of Scioto County. We have done this for numerous years at our annual HHW (Household, Hazardous Waste) event,” said Dan Palmer, LSSWMD Director. “We are offering this in addition to the people that can’t make it that one Saturday in September. We thought we would offer this along with a shred day.”

Acceptable items for e-waste disposal include: computers, printers, cell phones, scanners, copy machines, monitors, laptops and fax machines.

“Here is a way of getting rid of your computers, laptops, monitors and keyboards, free of charge,” Palmer said.

He said in 2012, during the first year of the event, over 7,800 pounds of equipment was collected.

“We did an enormous amount of shredding that day (in 2012) as well. It was amazing how many cars came through for the shred day,” Palmer said.

The event is limited to Scioto County residents; proof of residency will be required. No business will be allowed to participate in this event.

Palmer said there are no limits to the amount of e-waste or documents you can have disposed of during the event.

A similar program will be offered to Lawrence County residents on Saturday, May 18.

Palmer said the next event the district will be taking part in is the citywide cleanup in Portsmouth on June 1.

For more information about the Lawrence-Scioto County Solid Waste Management District, visit www.lsswmd.org.

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