It was up in the air if the county was going to be able to offer another E-Scrap event for its citizens to dispose of their old office equipment and electronics, however, solid waste coordinator Dwight Cockrill located a company who is willing to continue the free event.
The county has been holding the recycling event twice a year for sometime, but recently, according to Cockrill the market dropped out for recycling office equipment and electronics and was no longer profitable for companies to come and collect. The company that used to partner with the county on E-Scrap stopped.
The events are very popular for citizens and are utilized a great deal when held.
The next E-Scrap event will be held April 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Only this time it will be held at the Logan County Recycling Center located at 1230 Morgantown Road, Russellville in front of the county animal shelter. In times past the event was held behind the historic Logan County Courthouse.
Some of the items collected include printers, copiers, fax machines and computers, as well as household items such as televisions, vacuum cleaners, electric skillets, irons, etc. They do not accept large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers or microwaves. These items can be taken to Cumberland Scrap on Morgantown Road and the owner can get paid for recycling them.
Cockrill said these events are very important to the environment, because if people have a place to take items such as these, they will not end up on the side of the road or in a sink hole somewhere.
“These recycling events help keep our community clean from illegal dumping, which is a win, win for all of us,” said Cockrill.
This event is free to the citizens of Logan County. There may be a small fee for television sets.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.