If you're like me, somewhere in your garage, or in the back of the closet, sits an old electronic device that at some point was replaced by a new or updated model that you're using now. For example, right now, in my garage there sits an old computer monitor. The kind that looks like the box-shaped TVs of days gone by. Not the thin, flat screen version you likely have at home or at the office. I couldn't tell you the last time we plugged it in and turned it on, but my guess would be somewhere around a decade and that is no exaggeration. I can tell you it made the trip from our old house to our new house over two years ago, not because we wanted to keep it, but because we didn't know what else to do with it. Thankfully, there's an option for us, and you, to take those electronics so they can go peacefully into that superstore in the sky.

C & I Electronics in Evansville will be hosting an Electronics Recycling event at their offices at 1700 North West Lafayette on the City's north side this Thursday and Friday (September 19th and 20th, 2019) from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and on Saturday (September 21st) from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Like most specialty trash or recycling events (Tox Away days, heavy trash pickup, etc.), there are some things they will take, and some things they won't. Here's the breakdown:

Yes

  • TVs
  • DVD players
  • DVR/TiVo/DVR devices
  • Digital Cameras
  • Fax Machines
  • Computers and Computer-related equipment including printers and scanners.

No

  • Copy machines
  • Appliances
  • Microwaves
  • Light bulbs from lighting fixtures
  • Electronic or electrical components containing PCB’s
  • Anything containing Hazardous Waste
  • Vacuum cleaners
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Mercury containing devices such as thermostats, mercury switches, light bulbs, thermometers

There are several other types of electronics that will be accepted including medical equipment, batteries, and mobile devices. Check out the complete list on the C & I website.

There is no charge to drop off your busted or old electronics, however the event is only available to Vanderburgh County residents, and they will not accept materials from businesses.

[Source: C & I Electronics on Facebook]