Residents Recycle Old Electronics
7 Eyewitness News Staff
Jackson city officials sponsored Jackson's Third Annual E-cycle event at the Jackson Fairgrounds Saturday morning.
In celebration of the Earth Day, residents dropped off old computers, laptops, monitors, printers, scanners, and other electronics.
Twenty volunteers showed up to help organize the event. Organizers said in order to encourage recycling, they wanted to make the event free and easy for residents. They said it's important to safely dispose of old electronics safely because they contain hazardous materials that should not be thrown out with regular trash.
"We are challenged to take care of mother earth and preserve it for our children and grand children. There is mercury and cadmium and lead that are in all our printers, computers and monitors, and those things need to be kept out of the landfills," said City Councilman Ernest Brooks.