City holds E-recycling Day event October 20
October 16, 2023
(Talladega, AL) To assist residents in disposing of unwanted electronics, the City of Talladega invites the community to participate in E-Recycling Day on Friday, October 20, 2023, at Wehadkee Yarn Mills on West Battle Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Items accepted include computers, monitors, keyboards, cables, power supplies, printers, cell phones, printer cartridges, televisions, Christmas lights, hair dryers, curling irons, microwaves, VCRs, DVD players, telephones, battery backups, scanners, extension cords and small household appliances.
“Safely recycling electronics is an excellent way to help conserve resources, serve and beautify our community, and restore a sense of pride in Talladega,” said City Manager Seddrick Hill Sr. “Our recycling drives have become increasingly popular as our residents have become more committed to improving the environment.”
City Clerk Joanna Medlen, who spearheads the initiative, agrees, “Many Talladega residents have become increasingly concerned about helping to conserve resources and protect the environment. In addition, our e-recycle drives help reduce the likelihood of unwanted items being discarded on the side of the roadway.”
Residents eager to declutter their homes dropped off over 20,000 pounds of unwanted electronic items during past e-recycling events.
Recycling of the electronics is done by Protec Recycling. For more information, please call Ms. Medlen at 256-362-8186 ext. 1026.
Photo: City Clerk Joanna Medlen and Purchasing Director Renae Blackburn are pictured at one of the city's previous E-Recycling Day events.