Got any old computer hardware just sitting around the house and you just don’t know what to do with it? Well, Sevierville will take it. Then they’ll recycle it during a FREE recycling event this Saturday.
Just come by Sevierville City Hall, 120 Gary Wade Blvd, from 8 am -2 pm Saturday, March 23 to take part. Not only will the city be collecting used computer devices, they’ll also be taking any items you’d like to donate as well as paper and any documents that require shredding. The Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation (TDEC) will also be in attendance at the event to collect hazardous materials.
Sevier County, the city of Sevierville City, TDEC, Keep Sevier Beautiful, and Goodwill have all partnered in order to create awareness for recycling items responsibly and the importance of it.
By recycling, especially used computers and old electronics, it saves the environment from pollution and contamination, and helps keep waste out of the local landfills. Most computers contain hazardous materials, such as mercury and lead, so letting professionals take care of the disposal process ensures everyone’s safety. Here in the Sevierville and Smoky Mountain region, initiatives like the DellReconnect recycling program have generated over one million pounds of recycled computers and accessories in the month of January alone.