Spring clean your electronics

More than 13 pallets of electronic waste were collected for recycling at Whole Foods Market's previous E-Cycling Event

Whole Foods Market will hold a free Community E-Cycling & Earth Month Celebration from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat. April 17 at its University Heights store, Cedar Center.

Anyone may drop off used, broken and unwanted electronics. Then stop in the store for food samples, entertainment and activities.

INDOORS: Sample tasty bites, live music and art activities from recycled materials. Demonstrations throughout the store will feature Whole Foods Market’s green mission. Organizers are aiming for a zero-waste celebration. You could win a prize if you bring your own reusable plate, fork, cup, cloth napkin and shopping bag. 

OUTDOORS: Whole Foods Market will ensure safe, responsible disposal of used, broken and unwanted electronics. Our partner, Esquire Environmental Services, will manage the e-cycling. Any hard drives in computers will be removed, scrubbed, and destroyed by Esquire after collection. Many electronic devices clog the landfills and often release toxic chemicals into the soil and waterways.

Look for signs in the parking lot and team members to direct you to the specific outdoor drop-off location.

Allowable items include: laptop computers; desktop computers, keyboards and mice; main frame computer systems; cathode ray tubes (CRTs) and monitors; modems and telephone boards; hard drives, floppy drives and CD ROMs; phones, fax machines and telecommunications hardware; printers; computer boards; CPUs and memory chips; circuit boards; connecting wires and cables; and dry cell batteries.

Note: Televisions will not be accepted.

For additional information, visit www.wholefoodsmarket.com/cleveland.

Jared Earley is the marketing specialist and community liaison for Whole Foods Market, University Heights.

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