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SCUCC, Bat Yam to hold annual recycling drop-off

By Staff | Jan 20, 2021

PHOTO PROVIDED Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ's Robin Krivanek, Bat Yam Temple's Sally Sacks and Mike Peterson, of Computer Medics of Southwest Florida, load up Peterson's vehicle with some of the items dropped off during last year's event.

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ’s Green Team, along with members of the Bat Yam Temple of the Islands, will host the Fourth Annual Electronic Recycling Drop-Off on Jan. 30 from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the back of the church.

It is an opportunity for the community to get rid of their electronic waste for free.

Masked volunteers will take the items from vehicles as they drive through.

Bring all electronics — except for TVs, printers and copiers — in small cardboard boxes, separating working items from non-working items. Mike Peterson, of Computer Medics of Southwest Florida, will strip all personal data from working computers before donating them to Komputers for Kids. Any working phones should be stripped of personal data and they will be given to the police to distribute to victims of domestic abuse.

Items that can be recycled included: 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 test and monitoring equipment, gaming devices, VCR, DCD, Blu-ray and audio equipment, GPS items, mainframes, circuit boards, automotive and industrial machinery and test equipment, electric motors of all kinds, routers, speakers, external hard drives, smart phones, florescent light ballasts, marine electronics, servers, video equipment, electrical switches, circuit breakers and panels, starters and alternators. Everything will be reused, and nothing will be sent to other countries, prisons or landfills.

Sanibel Congregational United Church of Christ is at 2050 Periwinkle Drive, Sanibel.