CARY — Town residents will be able to recycle old computers, TVs and other small appliances, as well as various household chemicals, at a one-day collection event Saturday.
The town and Wake County will collect the items at the Garmon Operations Center on James Jackson Avenue from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. At last year’s event, 1,442 residents disposed of 25 tons of electronics and 26.5 tons of residential household hazardous waste.
The collection includes:
• Household cleaners/chemicals
• Paints, lacquers, polishes
• Pesticides, herbicides, poisons
• Solvents and automobile fluids
• Cooking oils
• Batteries and fluorescent light bulbs
• TVs, computers and laptops, including keyboards, monitors and mice
• Any corded household electronic device and small appliances
Wake County residents can dispose of the same types of items year-round at the county’s two collection sites in Raleigh off Durant Road and near Holly Springs off the N.C. 55 Bypass. For information, go to www.wakegov.com/recycling.