On June 16, Mississippi’s Lower Delta Partnership and Magnolia Data Solutions will hold an Electronic Recycling collection event at the Rolling Fork Visitor’s Center at 308 Walnut Street. From 9 am. – 1 pm, you may drop off your old electronics so that they may be disposed of properly.
Electronics are the fastest growing waste stream that is produced annually around the world with only around 25% being recycled. Over 75 percent of this e-waste turns into a toxic waste stream that ends up in our landfills or is dumped posing long-term risks to human health and the environment. Almost all electronic equipment especially computers and televisions, contain toxic heavy materials such as lead, cadmium, and mercury, causing them to be considered as hazardous waste, and making them dangerous to both humans and animals if they get into our food and water.
Practically any electronic items with the exception of white goods will be accepted. Examples of accepted items include: computers and any computer related components, copiers, fax machines, radios, televisions, phones, VCR and DVD players, electronic games, printers, power cords and chargers. There will be a $5.00 charge for televisions and computer monitors. This charge helps cover the cost of safely removing heavy metals from these items. All other items are free.
Many people are concerned about data on old hard drives or data storage devices. As a R2 certified recycler, Magnolia Data Solutions is required to sanitize, purge or destroy data on any and all devices, so your data can never be recovered and used by someone as a result of recycling.
LDP hopes that everyone will take advantage of this opportunity to responsibly dispose of old electronics. If you have any questions please call the LDP office at 662-873-6261.