Windber Public Library officials are asking people to recycle their old, unused and broken electronics to help raise funds for the library.
Commonwealth Computer Recycling is hosting the drive, which will be held at the Windber library, 1909 Graham Ave., from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 17.
Library board President George Ledney said Windber school district has already pledged to recycle about 50 outdated computers. The library will receive 10 percent of the recycling company's profits from the drive.
"We've held similar events in the past, and we've had a decent response," he said. "Commonwealth Recycling has really expanded the list of items they'll accept, so we're hoping for more participation this time around."
Items eligible for recycling include: laptops, PC towers and desktops, server towers, server racks, undamaged LCD monitors, undamaged CRT monitors, small desktops printers, copiers or fax machines, large printers or copiers, peripheral components such as the mouse, keyboards, speakers, cables and CD/DVD drives, TVs, cellphones, office phones and phone systems, and networking equipment.
"A lot of people get new electronics and computers for Christmas so the timing of the drive seemed especially beneficial," Ledney said.
The drive coincides with the enactment of a state law banning landfills and waste disposal facilities from collecting TVs and computer equipment. Pennsylvania's Covered Device Recycling Act will take effect in January. Waste Management announced last week that it will no longer pick up these types of devices in order to comply with the law.
For more information about the recycling drive, contact the library by phone at 814-467-4950 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.