Thursday, December 3, 2009

Botetourt County Recycling

Where to Recycle Paper, Plastic, and Tin Cans in Botetourt County:

Convenience Center: 259 Landfill Road

Breckinridge Elementary 331 Springwood Rd., Fincastle

Buchanan Elementary 255 Schoolhouse Rd., Buchanan

Cloverdale Elementary 833 Cougar Drive, Cloverdale

Colonial Elementary 2941 Webster Road, Blue Ridge

Eagle Rock Elementary 145 Eagles Nest Drive, Eagle Rock

Lord Botetourt High School Tinkermill Rd., off of Rt. 220, Daleville

Troutville Elementary 12 Barron Drive, Troutville

Tel: (540) 992-5111

Botetourt County, Virginia

Electronic Waste Collection Day in Botetourt County

Clean air, clean water, preserved woodlands …….

One person makes a difference by doing their part to recycle. When combined with the recycling efforts of many, we actively protect our environment for future generations and for its natural
inhabitants – our wildlife!

Please contact Botetourt County’s Division of Solid Waste if you have questions:

259 Landfill Road Troutville, Va 24175

Tel: (540) 992-5111

Fax: (540) 992-8340

Saturday, December 12th

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Solid Waste Convenience Center 259 Landfill Road, Troutville

You CAN make a difference!


E-Waste also contains valuable materials such as gold,silver, copper, and plastic, so it makes good sense to recover these materials instead of throwing them away.

According to the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers were expected to purchase 500 million units of consumer electronics in 2008.

U.S. households spend about $1,407 each year on hardware.

In comparison with many home appliances, life cycle energy use of a computer is dominated by production (81%) as opposed to operation (19%).

No commercial waste or commercial electronic items will be allowed at this event.

Please contact Botetourt County’s Division of Solid Waste if you have any questions.

259 Landfill Road

Troutville, VA 24175

Tel: (540) 992-5111

Fax: (540) 992-8340

Please limit your items to 75 pounds per piece for easier unloading, and remove all personal information from your PC and other data-collecting devices.

E-Waste Interesting Facts

• Americans own nearly three billion electronic products.

• Studies estimate that as much as 75% of old, used equipment is in storage, where it takes up space and becomes more obsolete and less valuable.

• Many people discard computers every three years.

• The average cell phone in the U.S. is replaced after just 18 months of use.

• Computer or television displays (CRTs) contain an average of six pounds of lead each.

Why should you recycle electronic devices instead of just throwing them away?

• It helps to preserve our natural resources.

• It keeps toxins, such as mercury and lead, out of the landfill.

• Recycling e-waste is the socially responsible thing to do!

Botetourt County is sponsoring a Household Electronic Waste Collection Day!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

Solid Waste Convenience Center

Items that will be accepted from Botetourt County residents are:

Computers and monitors

Hard drives


Circuit boards

Sealed batteries (dry cell ONLY)

Transformers (without oil or

Fax machines

Table-top copiers, printers, and

Cell phones

Stereo equipment

All associated peripherals

Wire / cable

Power backups

DVD players and VCR’s

MP3’s and DVR’s

Telephone equipment

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

that is so much great information. I wish more counties took such a proactive way of getting the word out. Its amazing how much harm our everyday electronics can have on the environment.

I recently learned about a company that can help anyone coordinate a cell phone drive to collect old cell phones and raise money for any organization or cause. You can learn more information by visiting In Austin they did a citywide cell phone drive to clean up and raise money for a great cause.

Keep up the great posts.