Logan County’s E-Scrap event will be held Friday, April 22 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m., only this time it will be at the Logan County Recycling Center located at 1230 Morgantown Road in Russellville. In times past the event was held behind the historic Logan County Courthouse.
The county has been holding the recycling event twice a year for sometime, however, last fall was the first missed event, according to Cockrill, who said at that time the market had dropped 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 coming to Logan. Cockrill has since found another company to pick up the recyclables.
The events are very popular for citizens and are utilized a great deal when held, said Cockrill.
Some of the items the E-Scrap event will accept include: printers, copiers, fax machines and computers, as well as household items such as televisions, vacuum cleaners, electric skillets, irons, etc. There will be a small fee to dispose of televisions, however, all other items listed are free to the citizens of Logan County.
They do not accept large appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washing machines, dryers or microwaves. These items can be taken to Cumberland Scrap, also 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.
To contact Chris Cooper, email [email protected] or call 270-726-8394.