April is “Earth Month,” and to advance and celebrate the goal of caring for the planet, Hillsboro’s EG Metals, Inc., an electronics and metal recycling and processing company, is sponsoring several recycling events, including two in the Hillsboro area.

On Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can drop off large and small items for recycling at two Hillsboro locations: St. Matthew Catholic School, 447 S.E. Third Ave.; and for Cub Scout Pack 585 at 282 N.E. 32nd Ave.

These events provide a free and responsible method of recycling obsolete computers, cell phones, Ethernet cables, phone cords, Christmas lights, mismatched chargers, lawnmowers and BBQ grills that have been stacking up in your garage or closet.

“These community recycling events are not only helping to ensure keeping materials out of our landfills, but directly benefits non-profit organizations, schools, church groups, Cub Scouts and community groups financially, as EG Metals pays these organizations for all of the recyclable material,” said Peter Van Houten, general manager of EG Metals.

The following items will be accepted for recycling at the sites listed above:

Computers, including laptops and towers; keyboards, mice, DVD/CD drives; cell phones and chargers; power supplies and circuit boards; printers, copiers and fax machines; scanners, flash drives; LCD monitors; household electronics; wire; VCR/DVD players; digital cameras, audio-visual equipment and stereo components; telephones; clean hard, rigid plastics; water heaters; woodstoves; scrap metal; farm equipment; batteries for cell phones, laptops, and automobile, but no alkaline batteries; appliances including washers and dryers, refrigerators with Freon removed, air conditioning units and stoves; auto parts including motors, starters, alternators and brake parts; and aluminum, brass and copper.

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