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Electronics Recycling Event at Momentive

The St. Marys Oracle of St Marys, West Virginia

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The Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority has scheduled an electronics recycling collection event to be held at the Momentive Performance Materials Plant at 10851 Energy Highway in Friendly.

The event will be from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday, May 16.

All residents of nearby counties, non-profits, and small businesses are welcome to drop off any broken or unwanted electronic equipment at this event. Individuals or businesses with more than 20 items to recycle should call 304.699.1007 to make special arrangements prior to the event.

PRODUCTS ACCEPTED: Answering machines, camcorders, cameras, compact disc players, copiers, cell phones, duplicators, DVD players, electronic typewriters, fax machines, gaming consoles, hard drives, laptops, mobile phones, modems, pagers, personal computers (including CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice and other peripherals), printers, printed circuit boards, radios, remote controls, stereos, tape players, telephones, telephone equipment, televisions, transparency makers, uninterruptible power supplies, VCR's, word processors and other similar electronic items. Microwave ovens will also be accepted.

PRODUCTS NOT ACCEPTED: Large household appliances such as refrigerators, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, and air conditioners; hazardous materials (mercury containing lamps, thermostats, smoke detectors). Intact CRT monitors and televisions only; those previously stripped will not be accepted.

FEES: The event is free to the public. There is no item limit, but anyone with more than 20 items to recycle should call 304.699.1007 to make special arrangements prior to the event.

This event is a collaborative effort between Momentive Performance Materials, Pleasants County Solid Waste Authority, the National Center for Electronics Recycling (NCER), the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP), and ECS Refining.

It is funded by the WVDEP's Covered Electronic Devices Grant Program, a grant program created passage of Senate Bill 746 with additional funding, staffing, and materials provided by Momentive.

Senate Bill 746, which became effective June 6, 2008, requires electronics manufacturers to register annually with the WVDEP. Registration fees collected are deposited in the Covered Electronic Devices Take-back Fund which is utilized to fund programs that divert covered electronic devices from the waste stream.

Furthermore, Senate Bill 398 was signed into law during the 2009/2010 legislative session. The purpose of this bill was to facilitate the proper handling of end-of-life electronics.

As of January 1, 2011, covered electronic devices (defined as televisions, computers or video display devices) may not be disposed of in a solid waste landfill in West Virginia.

For more information on electronics recycling or on the upcoming Pleasants County event, call the NCER at 304.699.1007 or contact Heather Smith at For information on other West Virginia e-cycling events and drop-offs, visit the Solid Waste Management Board website at

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Original Publication Date: May 6, 2015

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