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Get rid of old electronics at Rocky Point Saturday

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Looking to get rid of old electronics? Rocky Point will be the place to be Saturday. Pender County will be collecting any, and all electronic devices tomorrow at the Rocky Point Medical Pavilion. Beginning at 9:00 a.m., folks can swing by and drop off computers, cell phones, old TVs and any thing else that plugs in. The Heide Trask Junior ROTC will be on hand to do the heavy lifting, and you won't even need to leave you car. It's a great way to help the environment. “Depositing them in the landfill means that's its going to be a long time before they ever break down. So we're getting real creative because we're starting to realize there's a limited life on our landfills,” said Melinda Knoerzer of Pender County Utilities. “We have got to get creative into what we can put in there and what we can't, and we are finding markets for the recyclables.” Beginning in 2011, it will be illegal to dispose of electronic devices in any North Carolina landfill, meaning Saturday is a great way to start recycling.

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