An electronics recycling drive is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, to benefit continuing education for area youth through the Deerwood Technologies Scholarship Fund.

The event is at Deerwood Technologies, 21301 Archibald Road (at the corner of Archibald Road/Hwy 6 and Cross Drive) in Deerwood.

“As a growing local business, we depend on an educated workforce that will live, work and invest their time and talents in our local communities. Retaining local talent is an advantage we continue to leverage through our company’s Annual Scholarship Fund,” said Jim Mayne, founder and president of Deerwood Technologies, in a news release.

Mayne added, “Our company’s area scholarships are entirely employee driven. They are 100% funded through this event (held twice a year) and several other events – all of which are promoted, coordinated and staffed by our employees and their families.”

All electronic items are slated for an end-of-life environmentally safe facility in the U.S., Deerwood Technologies reported.

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People may bring in computer towers, monitors, laptops, speakers, keyboards, mice, routers, network hubs, cable boxes, batteries, any size printers, copiers, fax machines, VCRs, DVD and CD players, radios, PDAs and MP3 players, cellphones, telephones, extra cables, digital cameras, camcorders, power supplies & transformers, microwaves and small electronics – razors, toothbrushes, hair dryers, curling irons, electric brooms and sweepers – all for 55 cents per pound.

Old Christmas lights can be dropped off for recycling free of charge.

Televisions are accepted for a donation of $15 each for under 27 inches and $20 each for over 27 inches. No major appliances will be accepted.

Due to COVID-19, contactless drop-off and payment procedures are mandatory.

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