The CBJ’s Public Works Department will be accepting old TVs, computers, monitors, computer parts, DVD and CD players, and other electronics that Juneau residents may be reluctant to pitch into the landfill.
Solid waste coordinator Jim Penor says an electronic waste and recycling firm in Seattle will strip out the metal and other components for potential reuse.
Many computers, stereos, and televisions – for example – have components containing PCB’s and a variety of metals that are toxic if allowed to leach into the environment.
Wednesday evening’s e-waste disposal event runs from 5 until 9 o’clock at the CBJ Hazardous Waste Facility on Commercial Boulevard in Lemon Creek. Follow the signs at Anka and Jenkins to get in line for the event.
There will not be a fee for disposal. This first event is only for residents, not businesses or organizations.
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- In the Northwest Arctic, caribou hunting has been contentious for years. Alaska’s largest herd continues to decline while tensions have emerged between rural subsistence users and outside hunters.
- From the Aleutian island of Akutan to the arctic village of Kiana, 13 communities have been crowned champions of a rural energy competition. The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it will help these communities cut their energy use by 15 percent by training local utility providers.
- It’s costing 14 percent more to take the ferry to and from the Lower 48. The higher fare is part of another round of tariff increases aimed at boosting income and equalizing rates across all routes.