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Kannapolis hosting e-waste and paper shredding event Feb. 7

KANNAPOLIS — On Feb. 7, the city of Kannapolis will host its annual e-waste/paper shredding event at the Public Works Operation Center, 1401 Bethpage Rd., from 9 a.m. to noon.

Residents are encouraged to drop off obsolete electronic items. Paper shredding services will also be available at the event (limit of five file boxes per person).

According to the Consumer Electronics Association, Americans own approximately 24 electronic products per household. With a constant supply of newer, faster electronic products on the market, older models are continually replaced. As a result, electronics have become one of the fastest-growing waste streams.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that more than 2 million tons of televisions, cell phones, computer products and other electronics are disposed of each year. Currently, only about 20 percent of these materials are recycled.

Help increase the amount of electronics recycled in Kannapolis by participating in this free event.

 

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