Recycle e-waste and receive free Reds tickets

May 1, 2014

Credit WVXU

If you need some added incentive to get rid of an old computer or other electronics, local recycling organizations are partnering with the Cincinnati Reds to offer tickets in exchange for your old junk.

The first 200 people at each event will receive a voucher for two free Reds tickets to an upcoming 2014 regular season Reds game. The team says more than 140,000 lbs. of electronic waste was collected during last year's drive.

A $10 per car donation is requested. The recycling company, Cohen, says, "A portion of the donation will be used to offset recycling costs. All proceeds then benefit Players for the Planet and the Reds Community Fund."

Four e-waste recycling dates are scheduled:

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• PNC Bank, Colerain Township Branch, 79650 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45251
Friday, May 2, 2014 - 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• PNC Bank, West Chester Branch at Cox and Tylersville, 7811 Tylersville Road, West Chester, Ohio 45069
Saturday, May 3, 2014 - 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• PNC Bank, Hyde Park Branch, 3740 Paxton Road, Cincinnati, OH 45209
Sunday, May 4, 2014 - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
• Kroger Marketplace Newport, 130 Pavilion Parkway, Newport, KY 41071

Accepted items:

Personal computers: laptop and desktop
Cell phones
Docking stations
Fax machines
Rechargeable batteries
Small home appliances
LCD screens
CRT Monitors*
Cable/Satellite boxes

*Depending on the size and year, a TV or CRT monitor can contain up to 6 pounds of lead, which poses potential health risks. A portion of your donation will be used to help offset the cost of properly disposing of these items.