O’NEALS – With spring cleaning on the minds of many this month, take note that you can safely dispose of just about anything that has a cord or battery at Minarets E-Waste Collection Day, this Friday, Apr. 10 from 9 a.m. – noon in the school parking lot.
Minarets E-Waste Collection Day is the Senior Legacy Experience project of Mitchell Hendry, who has partnered with Sierra E-Waste for the event.
“You can e-waste any kind of electronics, be it your old desktop or a broken answering machine,” says Hendry. “Anything that runs on power needs to be e-wasted. These electronics go to foreign countries where they are left to never decompose or melted down to get a meager amount of copper and gold back out of them, but this is very dangerous, releasing lead and other toxic chemicals.”
Hendry adds that E-wasting old electronics helps recycle more from the parts, and doesn’t pollute the environment.
“Get some early spring cleaning done this weekend and help support my SLE by bringing us any junk that runs on batteries or has a cord!”
Minarets High School is located at 45077 Road 200 in O’Neals. Phone (559) 868-8689