I married a pack-rat. This was not disclosed to me pre-nuptually of course, but after five years of marriage, the rose has fallen off the bloom and the sad truth is DOUG CAN NOT THROW ANY THING AWAY. EVER.
And it isn’t just magazines and old baseball tickets – it’s everything! Old computers (REALLY old), fax machines (who faxes anymore?), every keyboard he has ever owned, telephones (OH THE TELEPHONES!)…the list goes on and on and on. Some of the stuff he claims are backups, others he’s going to “fix” someday….right around the twelfth of never.
So when I heard Whole Foods Cincinnati was offering a E-Cycle event I was already mentally calculating how much I could sneak out of the house before Doug will notice. If you’ve got the same issues in your household, take this opportunity to Clean the clutter! And do so for free!
E-CYCLING MADE Easy – Saturday, January 15th 10am to 3pm
According to Whole Foods: Ecycling recovers valuable materials from old electronics that can be used to make new products. As a result, we reduce greenhouse gas emissions, reduce pollution, save energy and save resources by extracting fewer raw materials from the earth. Ecycling also protects your surroundings – safe recycling of outdated electronics promotes sound management of toxic chemicals such as lead and mercury.
Allowable items to drop off include:
- Laptop Computers
- Desktop computers, keyboards and mice
- Mainframe computer systems
- Cathcode Ray Tubes (CRT’s) and Monitors
- Modems and telephone boards
- Hard drives, floppy drives and CD ROMs
- Phones, fax machines & telecommunications hardware
- Computer boards, CPUs & memory chips, circuit boards, connecting wires & cables
Please note, they cannot accept televisions for recycling. Any hard drives in computers will be removed, scrubbed and destroyed by their partners at Esquire Environmental after collection.