PORTSMOUTH - If you have old electronics you want to get rid of, there are two events this weekend to help you clear out the clutter.

On Friday, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., got to Lowe's at 4040 Victory Blvd. in Portsmouth and drop off your electronics.

For Peninsula residents, the event is Saturday, Nov. 16 at the York County Sports Complex at 4311 George Washington Highway.

Besides electronics recycling, you can have documents shredded as well.

Julia Hillegass, team leader, says, 'Proper electronics recycling is paramount because electronics contain hazardous waste that can be released into the air, soil and water, causing health and environmental risks. Bring your electronics to one of these events, and we'll take care of it for you.'

The following items will be accepted:
Cell phones | Circuit Boards | Computers/CPUs | Computer monitors | Computer peripherals (mouse, speakers, etc.) | Consumer electronics (DVD players, alarm clocks, etc.) | Documents | Electric cords and wiring | Fax machines | Home and office phones | Household appliances | Keyboards | Printers | Stereos | Telephone equipment | Televisions | VCRs

The events are being held in conjunction with America Recycles Day, a national initiative by Keep America Beautiful, and co-presented by VersAbility Resources.

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