Be green and obey the law at this weekends recycling event (with bonus document shredding)

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The Beaufort County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling is holding a special Electronic Goods Collection and Document Shredding event Saturday, August 6th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Residents are encouraged to bring their broken computers, televisions, and other electronic appliances for disposal. Secure shredding of personal and tax documents will also be provided at this event.

(This is event is doubly good news as not only is it good for the environment and your privacy, but it's now illegal to trash your electronics in the trash can in South Carolina.)

Two county public works sites will be prepared to accept the items; the Public Works North site at 140 Shanklin Road site near the Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort and the Public Works South site at 102 Benton Field Road off Burnt Church Road, Bluffton.

Electronics that residents may bring include such items as computers, printers, scanners, power supplies, monitors, UPS, hard drives, servers, laptops, cables & wires, surge protectors, switch boxes, sound equipment, tape drives, power supplies, calculators, copy machines, VCRs, DVD players, electric motors, cash registers, overhead projectors, transformers, test equipment, telephones, cell phones and other goods.

For more information or for instructions regarding the recycling of large quantities, please call the Beaufort County Division of Solid Waste and Recycling at 255-2734.