growing education

by erin thursby
Keyboards, monitors and electronic waste are often the seeds for a new beginning in impoverished countries. What’s old to you can be new to students in desperate need of technology to train on.
One place you can drop off your TV and electronics for recycling is E-Scrap, 1429 W. 16th Street (Off 20th & Myrtle-by Stanton). They take most of the stuff for free and might even pay you a few dollars. If you can’t make it to their location, take your old electronics and TVs to the Jacksonville Green Expo this month, where they’ll have a booth. Check out their website for a list of pricing at

DTV transition
You’ve had your TV for years. You’ve been meaning to get a new one, but the switch to digital has made it definite. The question is: what to do with your old set?
You can put it curbside and it will be picked up, but that’s not very eco-responsible, since the items won’t be recycled as they would if you took it to one of the Solid Waste Division’s mobile collection events (below) or to the Household Hazardous Waste Facility (2675 Commonwealth Ave.) open Monday- Saturday, 8 am until 5 pm.
There is a limit of 3 Cathode Ray Tubes (CRTs) and televisions per customer. Other e-waste and household items include computer monitors, terminals, CPUs, keyboards, printers, scanners, small appliances, power tools and phones.
Check for a full list and more info.

mobile collection events

Saturday, April 4, 2009, 8:30 am-3 pm
Mandarin Park, 14780 Mandarin Road
Go south on San Jose Boulevard toward Julington Creek. Turn right onto Westbury Road and left on Mandarin Road.

Saturday, April 25, 2009, 8:30 am-3 pm
Atlantic Beach City Hall parking lot, 800 Seminole Road
Located 0.5 miles north of Atlantic Boulevard