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FMSA Sponsors E-Recycling

First Montessori School of Atlanta has partnered with Keep Sandy Springs Beautiful and the City of Sandy Springs to sponsor an Electronics Recycling Event, scheduled April 21-27 at the school. These are popular events where residents can dispose of computers, radios, monitors and other electronic equipment.

"This is a great opportunity for people to get rid of obsolete electronic equipment," said FMSA's Head of School Jerri King. "Electronic waste counts for more than 50 percent of toxic materials in our landfills. By disposing of this material properly, we can significantly reduce those numbers."

People can drop off items at the First Montessori School of Atlanta Pavilion, located at 5750 Long Island Drive, during the following times:

Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m. - noon

Monday - Friday, April 23-27, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

On April 21, the Hands On Atlanta Youth Program will be on campus to collect the e-recycling items in conjunction with Global Youth Service Day.

The following items will be accepted at no charge:

Computer monitors, microwave ovens, stereos, laptops, copiers, toaster ovens, printers, video machines, disk drives, VCRs, laptops, floppy drives, camcorders, modems, telephones, test and networking equipment, cameras, CB radios, record players, CD players, keyboards, portable radios, fax machines, cell phones, projectors and scanners.

There is $10 charge for televisions.

These items will not be accepted:

Console/projection TVs, refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens, freezers, humidifiers, de-humidifiers, power equipment, tires, household trash, non-electric equipment and vacuum cleaners.

For more information on the Electronics Recycling Event, see the school's website:

www.firstmontessori.org/erecycle