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SCUCC’s Green Team to hold electronic collection

By Staff | Dec 19, 2019

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ’s Green Team will sponsor a pickup of electronics on Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. at the rear of the church, at 2050 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel. Bring things in small cardboard boxes, separating things that work from things that do not and marking them as such. Mike Peterson, of Computer Medics of Southwest Florida, gives the working computers to Komputers for Kids; all personal and business data on hard drives and storage devices is destroyed before disposal.

Peterson accepts electric wire, mouse and keyboards, laptops, notebooks, computer towers, battery backups, hard drives, flat panel monitors, lithium batteries, automotive batteries, cell phones, standard phones and phone equipment, generators, industrial switching gear, hospital and medical tests and monitoring equipment, gaming devices, VCRs, DVDs, Blu-rays and audio equipment, GPS items, mainframes, circuit boards, automotive and industrial machinery and test equipment, electric motors, routers, speakers, external hard drives, smart phones, florescent light ballasts, marine electronics, servers, video equipment, electrical switches, circuit breakers and panels, and starters and alternators.

Glass-screen CRT televisions and monitors, LED and LCD televisions, and printers and copiers will not be accepted. Working printers, copiers and flatscreen TVs can be donated to Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida; for pick up, call 239-652-1600.

The Green Team’s recycler, Brian Slager of eScrap Recycling, does not send the collected items to other countries, prisons or landfills. He reuses everything he takes, and his recycling service complies with all local, state and federal regulations.