Properly Dispose of Old Electronics This Weekend

Do you have old electronics, such as computers, cell phones, plasma TVs (sorry not older tube models), hard drives, printers, stereos, or electronic cables? This weekend you can properly dispose of these items and keep them out of the landfills and streets at four locations on March 13-14 from 9 AM – 4 PM.

Locations are Agustin Flores Contreras Sports Complex, parking lot of Soriana in Pitillal, the Convention Center, and Ixtapa.

The “Electro” Campaign has collected 459 tons of old electronics in the State of Jalisco over the past three years. Last year Puerto Vallarta collected 20 tons and hopes to meet last year’s numbers this weekend.

Organizers believe these events can help discard old electronics in the most eco-friendly way so that they don’t end up being tossed on the sidewalks. Also remains the goal to visually show consumers the waste and educate people on a better environment and how waste impacts that.

The reason proper recycling or disposal of old electronics is important is because of the constituents, such as lead, nickel, cadmium, and mercury, that could pose risks to human health or the environment if mismanaged at their end-of-life.

Batteries and old television, tube styles, will not be accepted at Electro drop-off points.

Puerto Vallarta News

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