At the e-cycling event in 2021, more than 12 tons of electronics were brought in for recycling. KINGWOOD — This year’s e-cycling event is scheduled to be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the old Preston Memorial Hospital lot.
The event is sponsored by the Preston County Solid Waste Authority and is open to everyone.
Preston County Solid Waste Authority Board Chairman Don Smith said moving the e-cycling event to the new location will make dropping off items go more smoothly. He said traffic can come up Price Street and veer off to the former hospital lot and go back out the same way.
Smith said the one way in and out for vehicles will also lessen the need for traffic control.
He said a big change over previous years is that this will be the last year CRTs will be accepted.
CRT stands for cathode ray tube. It’s a technical term for the glass picture tube inside a vintage TV set or computer monitor. CRTs were the kind of TVs and monitors used before flat screen displays became common.
Smith said a fee of $5 each will be charged for each CRT brought in to be recycled. The $5 covers the cost of taking the item to the landfill.There is no charge for any of the other items that will be accepted for e-cycling.Smith said 12 tons of electronics were collected at the last e-cycling event. That number doesn’t include the CRTs that were collected and taken to the […]