12th Annual Electronics Recycling Drive and 6th Annual Shredding Event on April 13, 2019

Posted: Thursday, March 28, 2019 1:15 pm


It's that time of year to inspect your closets, desks, drawers, entertainment areas and other locations to find recyclable household electronics, batteries and fluorescent lamps. Look through your files for documents that need secure shredding.

This may be an activity you can do if you are staying close to home during Ultra weekend!


Residents (single-family homes, condos and apartments) and local business representatives are invited to participate in the 12th annual Electronics Recycling Drive (ERD), part of the Village Goes Green Initiative, on Saturday, April 13, 2019, from 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.


For the sixth year the Village is sponsoring a document shredding event at the same time as the ERD. A crew and mobile shredding truck from Shred-it will be nearby (along Village Green Way next to Village Hall) to offer secure shredding services for confidential documents. Shred-it's trucks contain cutting-edge proprietary paper shredding technology that safely process business or personal papers into confetti-sized pieces before being recycled.

The Electronic Recycling drive-through drop-off location will be at the West Enid Drive on-street parking zone between the Village Hall parking lot and the Winn-Dixie building. You will see a tent and lift-gate truck belonging to EScrap, the Village vendor, between Village Green Way and Fernwood Road. The drop-off zone is designed for access from the east (i.e., from Crandon Boulevard or Village Green Way), and will be delineated with barricades and cones. For more information, please contact the Public Works Division at (305) 365-8945.

Please refer to the lists below of acceptable and non-acceptable items. Small home electrics (ex: toasters, hair dryers) will be accepted as a service to residents but not recycled. 

Crewmembers will be glad to accompany residents to retrieve bulky/heavy items that cannot be delivered to the recycling drive location without help.


These items can be recycled:

  • Computers and peripherals: hard drives, main frames, laptops, keyboards, printers, scanners, cables, chargers, modems, hubs, PC and laptop batteries. CRT monitors (glass-bearing)
  • Televisions (glass-bearing)
  • Media players: VHS, DVD, CD, tape decks, audio receivers, MP3 players, iPods, chargers, cables
  • Other electronics: Copiers, fax machines, telecommunication systems
  • Land phones, cell phones, PDAs and chargers
  • Mercury-bearing devices and batteries:
    • Fluorescent lamps, ballasts, capacitors
      • 4' lamps
      • Over 4' lamps
      • U-shaped and circular lamps
      • UV-fluorescent lamps
      • Neon lamps
      • HID lamps
      • HPS lamps
    • Alkaline batteries (A3, AZ, C+D)
    • Lead-acid batteries (car > dry or wet) 
    • Lithium batteries 
    • Non-lithium batteries: not to exceed 10 pounds
  • Small household electrical equipment: irons, toasters, blenders, hair dryers, microwave ovens

Unacceptable items include:

  • White goods; i.e., ranges, washers, dryers, dishwashers, refrigerators
  • Tools
  • Wood console TVs and projector TVs

Click on the image below for a zoomable PDF version

ERD/Shred Event flyer April 13, 2019

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