New Pensacola recycling company to host e-waste collection, job fair on National Recycling Day on Tuesday

PENSACOLA, Fla. (WKRG) – Advanced Technology Recycling, a new recycling business in Pensacola, will hold its grand opening in keeping with National Recycling Day on Tuesday, November 15.

To honor this day, ATR will host an e-waste collection open to residents of Escambia and Santa Rosa counties.

Residents can drop off certain types of electronic devices, including those containing data-enabled devices, and ATR will recycle them free of charge. According to ATR, they will also have a portable shredding setup so residents can have their hard drives shredded by a certified recycler for free.

In 2015, ATR set a new Guinness World Record on Earth Day for recycling the most electronics across multiple sites. In 2017, they broke previous records for recycling the most electronics in one place.

Items accepted for unlimited recycling are below:

  • Computers, keyboards, speakers, mice, cables
  • VCRs, radios, stereo equipment, tape recorders, record players, DVD and Blu Ray players
  • Telephones, PBX Systems, Answering Machines
  • Networking equipment, hubs, switches, routers, cables
  • Video Recorders, Security Systems
  • CB radios, pagers, PDAs, walkmans
  • Mobile phones
  • Cash registers, , Calculators
  • Software, CD-ROM/Diskettes
  • UPS, surge strips
  • Digital Cameras, MP3 Players, Electronic Keyboards
  • Circuit boards, computer parts and all internal components
  • Cables/wires/aluminum
  • racks/trolleys
  • PCB-free ballasts
  • VHS/cassette and backup tapes

ATR may recycle the following items with only one item per vehicle:

  • Printers, copiers, scanners
  • Typewriters

Items not accepted are below:

  • Computer monitors and video displays of any type or technology will be refused.
  • Televisions of any type, shape or technology will be refused.
  • Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) or any equipment containing PCBs
  • microwave
  • Rechargeable batteries (no loose batteries outside of accepted devices)
  • Laboratory and hospital test apparatus and equipment (excluding equipment/devices containing fluids, oil, mercury or radioactive materials)
  • Mercury thermostats, barometers, switches and relays
  • Can Openers, Toaster Ovens, Coffee Makers, Toasters, Smoke Detectors
  • Refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or any unit containing Freon
  • Stoves, washers/dryers, trash compactors, dishwashers, kitchen appliances
  • Household batteries, other than those installed in the equipment
  • Fluorescent lighting, bulbs or ballasts containing PCBs
  • Light bulbs of all kinds (including mercury lamps)
  • Office / Office furniture or lighting
  • Biohazards – eg medical waste including needles

Alongside the electronic waste collection, ATR will also organize a job fair for several positions.

The groundbreaking ceremony is scheduled from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., e-waste collection is from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and the job fair is from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information on the event, click here.

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