Spring Cleaning E-Cycling

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CENTRAL POINT, Ore. — It’s springtime, and that means it’s time to do some spring cleaning.  As you clean out your closets, experts say remember to clean out your gadgets as well.

Around the Rogue Valley, facilities offer what is referred to as e-cycling, or electronic recycling.  ITREX in Central Point accepts almost anything that plugs into a wall or takes a battery.  When people donate their electronics to recycle,  ITREX either refurbishes them, or breaks them down to their core components.

“Any piece of electronic we can keep out of a landfill we consider a win,” said Jason Vila, ITREX facility manager. “Landfills are full enough already, and if we can get any reuse out of these before just handing them over to a landfill… then that’s a good thing.”

All the electronic waste from ITREX is recycled in the Pacific Northwest.  Electronics that need to be recycled can be dropped off at ITREX for free, or ITREX will come and collect larger items for a fee of $5.00 to $20.00.