Hundreds of items recycled during CW44’s Electronic Recycling Day – CBS Tampa

PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (CW44 News At 10) – Quicksilver Recycling partnered with CW44 on Thursday and collected hundreds of recyclable electronics. Those old, unused electronics are now on their way to mercury recycling where they will eventually become recycled materials.

“As you can see from our table, we will remove any hard drive from a desktop or laptop computer,” said Russell Foisy, owner of Quicksilver Recycling Services.

From printers to computers, keyboards to record player, andour old electronic gadgets are finding a new life across Tampa Bay.

“We collect desktops, laptops, servers, monitors, phones, copiers, fax machines, backup batteries. The only two items we don’t recycle are televisions and CRT monitors due to the amount of LEDs in the tubes,” Foisy explained. “We removed the hard drive from the device and pushed and again put the hard drive under it, which creates a hole through the hard drive and it doesn’t work at all. It gives the person peace of mind… extra security knowing their hard drive is being destroyed on the spot. It is protecting the environment and when you think of recycling paper and plastic, it is the same principle. These are materials like lead and mercury, which are toxic.”

But Yes you couldn’t make it to the event on Thursday, Quicksilver has you covered. You can visit their website by clicking here or call them directly at 813-886-1494.

“Free pickups for commercial properties of twenty-five rooms or more. We will send our truck at no cost,” he said. “We will pack, collect and transport free of charge. If there are less than 25 pieces, we have a delivery area in the front of our warehouse”.

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