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Recycle electronics, more at Chick-fil-A Tuesday
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In this file photo from 2006, electronic items are shown tossed in the general landfill pile. - photo by Herald File

        Keep Bulloch Beautiful, along with Goodwill Industries and Chick-fil-A, is expanding the annual Around the House recycling event.

        Like previous years, people are urged to bring electronics and old computers to the Statesboro between 4 and 8 p.m., Tuesday to the Statesboro Chick-fil-A  on Northside Drive. But this year’s drive will include clothing and household items. KBB officials said the goal is to increase environmental awareness in the community and to encourage participation in the recycling of just about everything.

        Around the House will be held in the Chick-fil-A parking lot and this year’s goal is to collect more than 15,000 pounds of material.

        To reach the ambitious goal Keep Bulloch Beautiful has joined with Goodwill for the 2008 event. Goodwill is a large non-profit organization with one of its biggest national stores in Statesboro.

        Also, Chick-fil-A will offer a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A sandwich for every drop off.

        According to the Web site Earth911, telephones, radios, TVs, computers and cell phones make up the bulk of  electronics that threaten the environment because of hazardous materials used to manufacture them. Household items can also contain harmful materials like lead or mercury that should not be put in a landfill.

        A complete list of acceptable electronic items is available at www.keepbullochbeautiful.org. For more information on the Around the House Recycling Event, contact Brandy Daniel at (912) 764-0154 or brandy@keepbullochbeautiful.org