Friday, April 4, 2008

Computer Reuse/Recycling Event on 19 April 2008

A computer reuse/recycling event has been added to the Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Spring Litter Pickup Saturday, April 19.

"This is a great opportunity for any Clermont County resident or business to drop off a computer free of charge that they are no longer using. When possible, used computers are refurbished, the hard drives are erased and software is reloaded. These computers then end up in schools, churches, not-for-profit organizations and families that ordinarily could not afford a computer. Computers that cannot be refurbished and reused are completely recycled and the hard drives crushed. Reusing or recycling computers prevents thousands of pounds of toxic electronic waste from going into our local landfills," said Becky Ploucha, director of the Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program.

Walt Fischer of Cincinnati Computer Cooperative said, "Last year, 20 percent of donated equipment was sold to schools, nonprofits, students and families for under $100 per computer. As a sponsor of 'Crayons to Computers' complete computer systems are given to that organization."

This event is organized by the Clermont 20/20 Clean and Green Program and the Cincinnati Computer Cooperative. Both organizations would like to thank the Miami Township elected officials and administration for hosting this event.

Computers can be dropped off between 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, April 19, at the Miami Township Service Department, 5900 McPicken Drive, Enter off of Meijer Drive, next to the Dairy Queen.

Contact Ploucha at or 753-9222 for additional information.