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Houston Expands E-Waste Recycling

Houston has expanded its electronic waste recycling program with a network of free drop-off locations for residents.

Residents now can drop off e-waste for free at storage facilities that participate in the GreenSpot Drop-off program in the city, Mayor Annise Parker said in a news release.

Burbank, Calif.-based GreenSpot, which aims to divert e-waste from landfills, has established more than 30 drop-off locations through the city. The goal is to add 20 more locations by the end of the year.

In September 2011 the city partnered with Houston-based CompuCycle to provide a permanent electronics recycling drop-off site at CompuCycle headquarters and monthly mobile e-waste collections at three Houston recycling sites. 

Electronic items that can be dropped off include televisions, computer monitors, fax machines, DVD players, laptops, VCRs, printers and hard drives among other materials. CompuCycle will regularly pick up the material and take it to their facility for processing.

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