Schools, businesses, public facilities and residents in Garland and Clark counties can make plans now to participate in a free regional Electronic Waste Recycling Event from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 15, at two different locations.
Garland County residents can drive in, drive through and drive out of the Church Street entrance at the rear of the Hot Springs Convention Center to drop off electronics for recycling. Residents are asked to remain in their vehicles, and Solid Waste employees with the City of Hot Springs will remove the electronic items being dropped off for recycling.
Clark County residents can bring their electronics to the Clark County Fairgrounds, 1501 Highway 67 South, in Arkadelphia.
Items that will be accepted include cell phones, televisions, large and small computer equipment, MP3 players, video game players, communication systems, copiers, printers and plotters, audiovisual equipment, fax machines, medical equipment, microfiche readers, modems, cameras, calculators, tape drives, test equipment and more.
“This event is designed to handle large volumes of recyclable electronics that may currently be occupying valuable storage space, just waiting to be discarded,” said Solid Waste Director Randy Atkinson. “Additionally, it prevents these items from going to the landfill.”
Residents can also bring smaller quantities to the event, which is sponsored by the Southwest Central Regional Solid Waste Management District in cooperation with the Hot Springs Solid Waste Department. For more information, call 501-321-6911.