Have you have an old stereo out in your garage forever? Or maybe you're still looking at your outdated laptop that's been collecting dust under your desk for the better part of a year. Well now's your chance to dump those old electronics all while celebrating Earth Day.

According to the City of Pittsfield, in observance of Earth Day on Monday, April 22, the Berkshire Athenaeum is hosting an electronics recycling collection starting that day through Tuesday, April 30.

What a great way to observe Earth Day and the coming of spring – clearing your home of outdated technology and disposing of these items responsibly. We had this collection last year and it was so well received. We're pleased that we can offer the collection for an even longer period this year

Technical Services Supervisor Becky McDole.

The event is made possible through a partnership with Dell’s Reconnect residential recycling program. Accepted items include monitors, scanners, computer mice, printers, keyboards, laptop batteries, ink and toner cartridges, computers, hard drives, speakers, cords, and cables. No television sets will be accepted.

Recycled items will be accepted during regular library hours in designated bins. Those bringing in computers and hard drives for recycling are advised to remove all personal data. Neither Dell nor the Berkshire Athenaeum is liable for data removal or protection.

Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield’s Public Library, is located at 1 Wendell Ave. For more information about the recycling event, please call 413-499-9480 or email info@pittsfieldlibrary.org.

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