N E W S R E L E A S E
Aug. 13, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jim Hill, Solid Waste Superintendent
James City County and Arc partner on daily electronics recycling
Residents of James City County and the City of Williamsburg can now recycle their electronics for free at the Jolly Pond Convenience Center. The County has partnered with The Arc of the Virginia Peninsula to offer the e-Recycling program without cost to the taxpayers.
The Jolly Pond Convenience Center is located at 1204 Jolly Pond Rd. and is open seven days a week from 7 a.m.-5 p.m.
Representatives from Arc’s e-Recycling program will collect the materials as needed. The program provides ongoing work for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. A majority of the individuals who disassemble the computers are students in Arc’s Transition to Work program, which helps students with disabilities move from the special education classroom to successful employment.
The following items CAN be recycled:
- Personal computers and workstations
- Keyboards, printers and computer peripherals
- Computer monitors
- Cell phones
- Mainframe computers
- Consumer electronics and small household appliances
- Circuit boards
- Telephone equipment and fax machines
- Switches, circuit breakers, voltage regulators and other electrical equipment
- Connectors, cables
- Communications and networking equipment
The following items CANNOT be recycled:
- Hazardous waste
- Explosive materials
- Flammable or ignitable materials
- Compressed gases, including propane tanks
- Reactive or toxic chemicals (paints or solvents)
- Freon-containing units (air conditioners, refrigerators, etc.)
- Wood, rubber, tar, insulation or dirt
- Garbage, rags, and other debris
- Radioactive materials, asbestos, PCB bearing materials
- Infectious substances
- Medical waste
- Fire extinguishers
- Smoke detectors
- Oil filled heaters
- VHS tapes
The County will continue to partner with the Virginia Peninsulas Public Service Authority (VPPSA) to offer electronics recycling at the County sponsored household chemical collections.
For more information, call Jim Hill, Solid Waste Superintendent at 757-565-0971 or visit jamescitycountyva.gov/recycling.