Clermont County residents and businesses are invited to take advantage of two free events which will help you not only clean out old electronics and piles of outdated documents, it will also help the environment! The city of Milford is holding an Electronics Recycling event and a Secure Document Shredding event on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at the Milford Municipal Building, located at 745 Center Street from 9 a.m. until noon.
The city of Milford and Cintas Document Management will shred all of your paper documents, such as bank statements, tax records, credit card offers, or anything that contains your personal, sensitive information that could be used to steal your identity. Residents and businesses may bring up to five boxes of documents to be securely shredded. Please remove all documents from 3-ring binders
The city of Milford has also teamed with the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative (C3) to hold an electronics recycling event at the same time as the document shredding. Residents and businesses may bring computers, monitors, laptops, servers, cables, towers, cell phones, PDAs, hand-held game systems, batteries, and internal video cards for recycling.
“Recycling computers is a great alternative to simply tossing old computers in the trash, which can result in the buildup of toxic metals in local landfills,” said Clermont Office of Environmental Quality Program Manager Hannah Gonzalez. “The copper, steel, and plastic found in electronics are valuable commodities which can be recycled into new products, thereby decreasing the consumption of natural resources.”
Many of the computers can be reused; they will have the hard drives stripped and will be refurbished and donated to schools and senior citizens. Businesses that are interested in donating during the October 27 event can contact Daniel Meek, C3 program coordinator, at 771-3262 or email email@example.com.
For more information about either event, call the city of Milford at 831-4192.