There’s a chance next week for Muskingum County residents to get rid of unwanted electronic items.
Starting Monday, July 16 and continuing until Wednesday, July 18, the Southeastern Ohio Joint Solid Waste Management District will hold a drop off for computers, monitors and televisions.
The items will be put on pallets, boxed up and taken to San Antonio, Texas to be dismantled. But, residents shouldn’t worry about their personal information being viewed by others.
"The information goes into these systems that are shipped and completely safe. Nothing gets away. Nobody is ever looking at your information because these people are strictly after the computers for scrap value," said District Coordinator Robert Reiter.
Hardrives from computers are also shredded. Reiter said the amount of electronics being dropped off also says something about the economic conditions.
"It also tells us how well the economy is running. If the economy is good then we get lots of material in. If the economy is bad then if falls short. It’s kind of crazy that you can judge the economy on the waste out there."
The drop off will take place from 9a.m. to 3p.m. each day at the Recycling Center on Adamsville Road. Drop offs are also planned for Guernsey, Morgan and Noble Counties over the next six weeks.