JPJ Transformed into Recycling Drive-Through for E-Scrap Event
The parking lot at the John Paul Jones Arena transformed into a recycling drive-through as part of a community cleanup on this Earth Day.
Cars pulled through the E-scrap Recycling event to drop off used electronics. Volunteers from the University of Virginia and Cycle Systems in Charlottesville were there to collect and safely dispose of old, unwanted electronic devices.
Cycle Systems says industry research estimates 75 percent of e-scrap just sits in storage.
Pete Hristov with Cycle Systems said, "They don't know how to get rid of it or the proper method of doing it and this is an environmentally safe and sound way to get rid of that material."
Drop-offs were free, but there was a $5 charge for each television and monitor because of the cost it takes to properly recycle that equipment.
Given the amount of drop-offs Saturday, the group plans to host another e-scrap event before next year's Earth Day.
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