Local residents could dispose of their old computers and cellphones by participating in the annual "Gahanna Cleans Green" on Saturday, April 21.

Local residents could dispose of their old computers and cellphones by participating in the annual "Gahanna Cleans Green" on Saturday, April 21.

Records administrator Sharon Montgomery said the sixth annual event would be from 9 a.m. to noon in the Gahanna City Hall parking lot, 200 S. Hamilton Road.

Montgomery said the event call brought in 12,000 pounds of paper for shredding last year, along with 15,204 pounds of unwanted electronics.

Ohio Mobile Shredding has donated overtime pay for its employees and use of shredding trucks since 2006. Residents may bring family/home records for free shredding.

Intechra has handled the e-recycling for the past two years, Montgomery said.

E-recycling includes computers and accessories, some entertainment devices, mobile communication devices and ink and toner cartridges.

Residents who participate are encouraged to bring food or monetary donations for Gahanna Residents In Need (GRIN), a communitywide, faith-based organization that provides assistance to those in need.

In 2011, $852 was donated to GRIN, along with 15 containers of food.

Over the past five year, Montgomery said, $1,818 has been donated to GRIN, as well as truckloads of food.

Gahanna was named "Community of the Year" in 2011 by the Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio (SWACO) for its recycling efforts.

At City Hall, Gahanna's desk-side recycling program alone recycled 75 tons in 2010. In 2010, Gahanna expanded initiatives to reduce waste, recycle, reuse and conserve valuable resources.

For more information, call 614-342-4090 or email Montgomery at sharon.montgomery@gahanna.gov.