According to the EPA, an estimated 600,000 tons of monitors, 67,000 tons of computer mice and keyboards and 20,000 tons of mobile devices are disposed of each year in the United States. Just a small percentage of that and other electronic waste, or e-waste, is recycled. But you can do your part to properly, and safely, recycle your old electronic products.
Beginning tomorrow and running through May 17, PNC, The Cincinnati Reds and Players For The Planet are joining forces once again with Cohen Recycling and many of Cincinnati's leading corporations for the sixth annual PNC/Players For The Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives. Joining us to discuss e-waste recycling are Steve Skelly from Players for the Planet, and from Cohen USA, Adam Dumes.
The PNC/Players For The Planet E-Waste Recycling Drives provide an easy way for Reds fans and residents of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky to recycle old electronics. The first 200 cars at each event will receive two free Reds tickets to a 2015 regular season Reds game, while supplies last. A minimum donation of $10 per car is suggested to offset the recycling costs and to benefit the Reds Community Fund. Players For The Planet will accept televisions, personal computers, cell phones, monitors, small home appliances and many other electronics. For a full list of acceptable items, please visit: www.cohenusa.com/reds.
Players for the Planet recycling dates and locations:
Thursday, May 14, 2015 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: PNC Bank - Colerain Twp, 9650 Colerain Ave., Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.: PNC Bank - Anderson Township, 7500 Beechmont Ave., Cincinnati, OH 45230
Saturday, May 16, 2015 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: PNC Bank - Hyde Park Plaza, 3740 Paxton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Sunday, May 17, 2015 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Target - Newport Pavilion, 160 Pavilion Parkway, Newport, KY 41071