Tabitha Clark – Marion Star
MARION – While many people have opinions about the junk that is shown on television today, few understand the junk inside a television can be dangerous if not disposed of properly.
That’s why the Delaware Knox Marion Morrow Solid Waste District is sponsoring a TV and electronics recycling day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Marion County Fairgrounds.
“We’re mainly collecting televisions,” said Angie Carbetta of the Marion County Recycling and Litter Prevention program. “It is such a problem item to recycle. They cost money to process, and there is nowhere to recycle televisions in Marion.”
There will be a $10 fee at the drop-off to recycle televisions. There is no charge for other electronics.
While this collection day will take all electronics, it is a special collection to focus on televisions and raise awareness about electronics waste.