Electronics Recycling Event on OCT 23

Electronics Recycling Event, October 23, at Reaves Park from 9 AM to 12 PMĀ (event flyer)

Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. In addition, electronic devices contain high enough levels of certain materials, such as lead, that render them hazardous waste when disposed. Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air, land, and water pollution, as well as reduces greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by mining for or manufacturing virgin materials.

The City of Norman has partnered with United Electronics Recycling to host an e-waste event at Reaves Park, 2501 Jenkins Ave., on October 23 from 9 AM to 12 PM. For ease, safety and efficiency, residents are asked to remain in their vehicles while recycling crew members collect all acceptable electronic goods. Those goods that cannot be accepted for recycling will be left in the vehicles.

Items that WILL be accepted for recycling at the event include: televisions, printers, copiers, scanners, FAX machines, laptops, tablets, iPods, mp3 players, audio/visual equipment, monitors, phones, modems, hard drives, VCR/DVD/CD players, keyboards and speakers.

Objects that WILL NOT be accepted for recycling at the event include the following: microwaves, smoke alarms and detectors, fire alarms and detectors, thermometers, large appliances (refrigerators, etc.), dehumidifiers, non-decontaminated medical equipment, and any unit with sludge or liquids.

United Electronics Recycling is an R2 Certified electronics recycler, which means they follow a robust set of standards put in place to ensure safe, ethical and responsible management and recycling of electronics, including measures to protect participants from identity theft and financial fraud.

For more information, contact Environmental Services at 405-292-9731 or Michele Loudenback by email at Michele.loudenback@normanok.gov.

Come take advantage of this great opportunity to dispose of unwanted and space-stealing old electronics!