Virginia Aquarium Winter E-cycling Adds Household Hazardous Waste to January 24 Event

Thursday, January 08, 2015

(VIRGINIA BEACH, VA) –The Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center in partnership with City of Virginia Beach Public Works, TFC Recycling, and Goodwill Industries will offer its semi-annual E-cycling event Saturday, January 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Virginia Aquarium East Parking Lot. Acceptable personal electronic recyclable items include:

  • Personal computers and laptops
  • Telephones, cell phones and PDA’s
  • Printers
  • Televisions smaller than 32”
  • Circuit boards and components
  • Monitors and flat screens
  • Fax machines
  • Stereo equipment and game systems
  • Regular recycling materials such as newspapers, bottles and cans will also be accepted.

Acceptable Household Hazardous Waste items include:

  • Up to five gallons of liquids or up to 75 pounds of dry materials
  • Aerosol spray cans
  • Automotive fluids
  • Batteries:
    • Alkaline (AA, AAA, C, D), Boat, Car,
    • Camera, Cell phone, Hearing aid,
    • Lead acid, Lithium, Rechargeable, Trucks
  • Herbicides
  • Household cleaners
  • Gasoline (up to 5 gallons)
  • Fertilizer
  • Pool Chemicals
  • Light bulbs – small quantities of CFLs or fluorescent tubes
  • Oil and water based paint
  • Pesticides
  • Propane tanks (small – up to 20 lb. capacity) 

For further tips visit www.VBgov.com/landfill.

 

Electronic recycling events help to divert electronic “waste” away from landfills and back into the economy. To date, the Aquarium’s e-cycling events have collected nearly 200 tons of electronic material since this program’s inception in September 2009. Each E-cycling event collects an average of 30 tons per event. The Virginia Aquarium is located at 717 General Booth Blvd. Visit www.virginiaaquarium.com or call (757)385-0262 for more E-cycling Event information.

 

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