Recycling Event

October 12th, 2017

Oct. 12, 2017 — Are old electronics cluttering your home? How about piles of documents waiting to be shredded? JPS team members are invited to bring unwanted computers and other electronics — anything with a cord except TVs — for safe recycling and disposal on Friday, October 27. A receiving station will be set up north of the hospital to accept devices and provide paper shredding and recycling.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Environmental Services and our recycling partners will be at 1229 Crawford St., in the parking lot east of the JPS Health Center for Women (on Magnolia Avenue just east of Main Street).

“Just about everything contains some electronic component these days, from refrigerators and toasters to alarm clocks and flat panel LCD monitors,” said Louis Bedford, executive director of Environmental Services. “The landfill is not where these items should end up.”

When parting with items like computers, it’s important to make sure personal information has been removed. (Deleting files doesn’t permanently remove them.) DFW Reclaimers will provide this service for JPS at no cost for this event.

In addition to DFW Reclaimers, Waste Management and Iron Mountain are providing services.

Got a TV with a picture tube that needs recycling? Goodwill Industries accepts televisions at their drop-off location at 4005 Campus Drive in Fort Worth, not far from the JPS South Campus. Goodwill also has an agreement with the City of Fort Worth to accept TVs at three drop-off stations, which can be found at http://fortworthtexas.gov/solidwaste/dropoff/.


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