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Lake Oswego High School's first electronic recycling drive receives steady donations

Green Team makes electronic recycling easierStudent volunteers at Lake Oswego High School stood curbside in the main parking lot as people pulled up to unload unwanted and sometimes unusable electronics.

The LOHS Green Team hosted an electronics recycling drive this week, starting Monday and continuing through tomorrow morning. They invited people in the community to drop off their electronics from 7:30-9 a.m. Monday through Friday.

The event was sponsored by Green Century Electronics Recycling and the Oregon State Contractor Program for Electronics Recycling, which will handle the actual recycling after the drive is over.

The drive kept old TVs and broken printers from gathering dust in people's garages, and from causing harm to the environment in our landfills.

"(It) seems like there's a need for it," Green Team adviser Breck Foster said. "I feel like if we have these once a year it would be really awesome."

Volunteers said the drive has gone smoothly, despite it being the first one."Usually when (parents) are dropping off kids they'll drop off their things," Green Team member Taryn Jones said.

People donated all things electronic — from computers and monitors to printers and fans. Items like household batteries, VHS tapes and fluorescent lamps were not accepted.

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