IJAMS hosts eCycle event

KNOXVILLE – On Saturday, March 28, 2015, Ijams Nature Center will host a community e-waste recycling event. Organized and conducted by eCycle of Knoxville, the collection will provide an opportunity for local residents to safely and responsibly dispose of old and unwanted appliances and electronics.

The collection will be open from 10 am to 2 pm in the overflow parking lot across the street from the main Ijams entrance at 2915 Island Home Avenue. There will be signs directing people to the drop-off location, and there will be staff on hand to assist with unloading.

eCycle will accept all types of electronics and appliances with the exception of CRT televisions. Accepted electronics include but are not limited to televisions, desktop and laptop computers, speakers, stereos, and kitchen appliances. They will also accept accessories, cables, and cell phones as well as scrap metal.

According to the EPA, e-waste recyclers recover more than 100 million pounds of materials annually. Responsible companies like eCycle of Knoxville ensure that these materials are reused or disposed of in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Ijams Nature Center is a 300-acre urban greenspace encouraging stewardship of the natural world by providing engaging outdoor experiences.

About eCycle of Knoxville: eCycle was formed to address the tremendous need our local businesses had to correctly dispose of their electronic and computer e-waste. What started as a venture has grown into a venue collecting as much as 40,000 lbs of recyclable material per month. eCycle accepts all electronic, computer and metal waste including printers and appliances. They are a licensed electronics recycle business and use R2 certified recycle companies for downstream channels.