Worthington News

Got old gadgets? Three recycling events slated to collect them


Old computers and other electronic devices may be disposed of safely at three electronics recycling events in Worthington this spring.

The first will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Worthington Hills Elementary School. The event is a fundraiser for the school's PTA.

Residents and businesses are invited to drop off old, unwanted and/or broken electronics for recycling or refurbishing.

Event organizer Karen Ferris, founder of Big Green Head, created the community recycling program to engage communities, to make recycling electronics convenient and to keep valuable resources from going to the landfill.

A $5 minimum donation is recommended at the Worthington Hills event. A $20 fee is required for tube televisions, which require costly processing because of the amount of hazardous materials they contain.

"This is more than just an e-waste collection but an opportunity to bring environmental awareness to a lot of people while engaging students and raising money for their school," Ferris said.

On April 21, which is Earth Day, used electronics may be dropped off at the Big Green Head booth at the Earth Day event at Worthington Optimal Wellness, 6180 Linworth Road.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 18 at Thomas Worthington High School, an electronics recycling event will be held to benefit the TWHS student athletics. That collection will be held during the Green on the Green, scheduled for that day on the Worthington Village Green.