Thanks to the efforts of Logan County’s Solid Waste and the environmental fortitude of the Logan County Fiscal Court, over 88 television sets and numerous old or outdated electronic equipment was recycled last week. The E-Scrap event, which is held twice each year by the county, gave citizens a place to take their junk Friday, April 22, while keeping it out of landfills, sink holes and ditches on the side of the roadways.
This year’s event was a little different. Logan County’s Solid Waste Coordinator Dwight Cockrill said all the work had to be done by the county. From accepting the recycled equipment, wrapping it, loading it and collecting the money that was charged for disposal of televisions, all the work was don locally. A truck was provided by the recycling company who later picked it up.
In the years past, a company was used who came to Logan County and did it themselves. Due to the market dropping in electronic recycling, however, that has stopped. Cockrill had to find another company who would carry on the program.
“I am glad we were able to find someone who would accept the materials,” said Cockrill. “Even if we had to do more work. It’s all about keeping these things out of our landfills and recycling. If we can offer such an event that will give people a place to take their old electronics it is a good thing, because it keeps our earth clean.”
Another change this year was the location of the event. This year it was held at the county recycling center instead of behind the historic Logan County Courthouse.
According to Cockrill they almost filled up a 50 foot tractor trailer with old electronic equipment.
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