A final farewell to old electronics [video]

 (Charlie O'Neill/WHYY)

(Charlie O'Neill/WHYY)

Cars and trucks laden with massive television sets, old speakers and even a large sound mixing board descended on the Wilmington Riverfront Friday, as part of an effort to recycle unwanted electronics.

 

As part of the city of Wilmington’s celebration of America Recycles Day, the city collected donations of unwanted electronics that would be reused, refurbished and recycled.  

“For 15 years, the country has celebrated America Recycles Day as a time to focus on conserving valuable  materials, keeping communities clean and protecting the environment,” said Mayor Williams.  “As a city, we should continue to reduce, reuse and recycle throughout the year.”

The event was sponsored by SSD Technology Partners, Goodwill Delaware and Delaware County, Pettinaro, Bayshore Records Management and the Better Business Bureau.  Since 2010, similar events have resulted in 46,090 pounds, or 23 tons, of electronics and paper being collected.  

SSD Technology Partners will donate 25 cents towards the Goodwill Scholarship Fund for every one pound of electronics collected.

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