E-Recycling Comes to Dothan

By: Erica Proffer Email
By: Erica Proffer Email

When your phone stops ringing, or when it's time to get a new computer, getting rid of your old electronics can be a hassle--but no more.

The city of Dothan wants to take your old or obsolete electronic materials, equipment and accessories.

"We know there's a lot of stuff out there, if people will just participate in this," says Jerry Corbin, Dothan's Public Works Director.

It normally costs to drop off items at Dothan’s landfill, but taking your electronics to be recycled won't cost you a dime.

"There's not really money in our pocket. There's really no money changing hands. It's just the fact there's not much more volume going into the landfill. So, it's a win/win situation, for them and for us, too," says Corbin.

While a bunch of used electronics may looking enticing to dumpster divers, city leaders say it is against the law to pilfer in Dothan’s landfill.

Items may be dropped off during regular landfill hours of 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

From City of Dothan’s Public Information Office:

Acceptable Items for the E-Recycle Collection Area Are:
Computer equipment, circuit boards, mainframes/servers, testing equipment, memory cards and chips, tape drives, laptops, bar coding equipment, cell phones, connectors, wires, cords, fax machines, audio/visual equipment, CD ROM drives, motherboards, scrap computer plastic, plotters/copiers, calculators, communication systems, printers, monitors, hard/floppy drives, network/video/sound cards, power supplies, scrap computer metal, cameras, and microfiche readers

Excluded Items From the E-Recycle Collection Area Are:

Air conditioners, refrigerators, washers, dryers, microwaves, toasters, televisions and similar appliances. These are considered to be “White Goods” and can be disposed of at the landfill in a designated location by following the directional signs. Normal policies of disposal into the landfill will apply.

Please note that the materials being dropped-off become the property of the City of Dothan until such time as they are removed by our vendor.

Scavenging will not be permitted. Normal security measures to guard against this activity will be observed up to and including video surveillance. For questions, please contact the Environmental Services Department at 615-3820.

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