The city of Glasgow will begin recycling E-Scrap on Saturday morning at the Southgate Plaza recycling drop off site.
E-Scrap is a term used in reference to a number of consumer and business electronic equipment ranging from household batteries to television sets.
“E-Scrap contains many valuable, recoverable materials such as aluminum, copper, gold, silver, plastics and ferrous metals. In order to conserve natural resources and the energy needed to produce new electronic equipment from natural resources, electronic equipment can be refurbished, reused and recycled instead of being put in the landfill,” said Mayor Rhonda Trautman.
Accepting E-Scrap recyclables on a regular basis is a new endeavor for the city thanks to a nearly $18,000 grant from The Kentucky Pride Fund, which covers the cost to purchase equipment to enhance its recycling program.
“With this new equipment, the city will be able to sustain the project with the use of community service workers and our established recycling program; this will be an added service to the city’s recycling program,” Trautman said. “The grant also purchased a three-compartment recycling container for Saturday recycling. This container will speed the drop off process [and] help the recycling workers when sorting the material.”
The city has hosted a couple of one-day E-Scrap collections in the past, with assistance from grant money, to keep such recyclables from ending up in the landfill.
“These events were very successful and we felt this added service was something our residents would participate in,” Trautman said. “An outside company will pick up the collection as needed after the items are collected by our employees at the drop-off site in the Southgate Shopping Center.”
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