2010-04-24 / News

Free computer recycling at The Works

NEWARK – The Works museum in downtown Newark is accepting donations of old computers and other electronic equipment. The equipment will be used for educational purposes in the museum’s Invent Lab and then it will be recycled.

In the Invent Lab, children use hand tools to take apart the donated computers, keyboards, small printers, VCRs, telephones, radios and other electronic devices.

After discovering what’s inside the devices, children can then use the parts to build or “invent” their own contraptions. The activities are supervised and all participants are required to wear safety goggles.

“It’s a great opportunity to dispose of your old electronics in a way that is environmentallyfriendly, and give kids a hands-on learning experience at the same time,” said Rori Preston, museum education director at The Works.

Items that can be accepted include: computers (no monitors), keyboards, CD, DVD and VCR players, telephones and game systems like Nintendo.

Due to potentially hazardous components, the following items cannot be accepted: televisions, computer monitors, smoke detectors, household appliances or commercial printers or copy machines.

Donations of electronic equipment can be dropped off at The Works, 55 S. First St. in Newark, Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No appointment is necessary to drop off one or two items. If there are several items being dropped off, please call ahead.

For more information about donating electronic equipment, contact Tawna England or Rori Preston at 740-349-9277.

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