Logan County Solid Waste Coordinator Nathan Cockrill wants to remind citizens of the Friday, April 12 E-Scrap day from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. The free event, which is usually held twice each year for Logan County Citizens, will be located at the Logan County Recycling Center, 1230 Morgantown Road in Russellville. In times past the event was held at the historic Logan County Courthouse.

"This is where folks can bring in their electronics items and have them recycled," said Cockrill. "Many feel it is good to allow residents to safely recycling this type of material and thus benefit the environment."

The event will accept all computers (hard drives destroyed), wires, all monitors, power backups and transformers, modems, computer plug and play devices, networking devices, printers, scanners, copiers, laptop batteries, calculators, video game systems, DVD players, VCR's, telephone equipment, speakers, small electronic household appliances, test equipment, miscellaneous home entertainment or business equipment. There will be a small charge of $5 for television sets and computer monitors that are CRT (old tube-style). Flat screens are free.

In 2018, the annual E-Scrap day collected two large 26-foot box trucks worth of material. One load was mostly CRT TVs and monitors. Cockrill said there were 164 televisions counted. The load of televisions scaled out at 12,588 pounds.

Residents paid $5 for recycling television sets. The cost would have been more, however, a USDA and Soil Conservation Districts grant saved residents nearly $2,500.

The second load of general E-Scrap weighed individually by Gaylord box came in at 8,123 pounds. Total for the event was 20,711 pounds or around 10.36 tons.

Last year was the largest E-Scrap day for Logan County since 2010.