FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Birmingham, AL – The Arc of Jefferson County and Technical Knockout will offer a Community Shredding and Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, May 10 at Vulcan Park and Museum. Items can be dropped off at the lower parking lot of Vulcan Park and Museum from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Each person who drops off items to be recycled will receive a $1 OFF their admission to Vulcan Park and Museum (must be redeemed May 10, 2014). So take care of some spring cleaning, dispose of your paper and electronics in a secure, environmentally-friendly way and visit Vulcan! Spend some time exploring the interactive history museum, enjoy spectacular views of the city and learn more about Birmingham’s Iron Icon. A $5 fee will be charged per banker’s box or bag, and a $10 fee for and XL paper container or hard drive; all other electronic materials that plug in will be accepted at no charge (Exceptions: NO TVS! – Monitors $7, Secure Hard Drive Destruction $10). For a list of accepted materials please see below or visit our website at www.visitvulcan.com.
Why should you recycle? Many materials that are simply thrown away go to landfills that add to pollution and contamination of groundwater and soil. In fact, 2 million tons of electronics that contain incredibly toxic substances (including Arsenic, Antimony, Beryllium, Cadmium, Copper, Lead, Nickel, and Zinc) are dumped in landfills each year. The recycling of just 1 cell phone can save 158,200 gallons of water from contamination.