As the holiday season approaches, the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality, along with the Louisiana Senate Environmental Committee and Louisiana State University, are reminding holiday shoppers to save their unwanted electronic components for recycling at the Electronics Waste Materials Recycling Day in February.
The Electronics Waste Recycling Day will be held on Feb. 8 and 9 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., in the parking lot across from Alex Box Stadium on the Louisiana State University campus, 3511 Gourrier Avenue, Baton Rouge. The service is free and open to the public.
Feb. 8 will be reserved for collecting e-waste from businesses, while Feb. 9 will be reserved for the general public.
Materials that will be accepted include computers, monitors, televisions, LCD panels, printers, other computer electronic games, VCRs, circuit boards, and other household electronic devices.
Materials that will not be accepted include air conditioners, dehumidifiers, backup or UPS power supplies, batteries (that are not integral to the system) and appliances such as washers, dryers, stoves and refrigerators.
For more information, call Paul Miller at (225) 219-3841.