Grandview Heights again has teamed up with Goodwill Columbus to collect residents' unwanted household items.
The fall e-waste recycling day will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 30 at the city's service department, 1525 Goodale Blvd.
The benefits of the biannual event are tangible and financial, Director of Service Darryl Hughes said.
"It's a good way for people to safely dispose of their unwanted electronic equipment and it saves us money because it reduces the amount of material we're taking to the landfill," he said.
The city pays $39.75 for each ton of material it takes to the landfill, service department secretary Pam Rybak said.
The e-waste event is held each spring and fall.
Residents brought about 5,000 pounds of material to last year's fall event, Rybak said. During this year's spring event, held in May, about 12,440 pounds of items were dropped off at the service department.
"It really adds up," Hughes said.
"People bring a real mix of items," Rybak said. "I spend the entire day at the recycling-day event and I just love seeing everything that people will bring. It's a good feeling knowing it's not going to the landfill."
Accepted items include computers, printers, monitors, copiers, scanners, fax machines, networking equipment, ink and toner cartridges, flatscreen TVs, cellphones, MP3 players, DVD players, VCRs, cable boxes, DVDs and other media, video-game consoles and games, power adapters, chargers and cords, stereos, speakers, cameras, audiovisual equipment, microwaves, toaster ovens, toasters, vacuums, humidifiers, air purifiers, Christmas lights, string lights, lithium-ion (rechargeable) batteries and all household goods and clothing.
Items that won't be accepted at the drive include mattresses, box springs and beds; CRT TVs; large appliances; furniture that needs repair; soiled or wet clothing; hot tubs, toilets, sinks and pools; chemicals; paint or flammable liquids; and clothes hangers.
Goodwill sells donated clothing, household items and working equipment in its retail stores, Rybak said.
The agency also works with certified vendors to make sure nonworking electronic equipment is recycled safely, she said.
"They do advise people to remove any sensitive data from their devices before dropping them off at the service department," Rybak said.
Residents bringing items to the event are asked to enter the service department complex from Goodale Boulevard onto Glendale Avenue, then exit on Glendale to Douglas Street and onto Grandview Avenue.
Goodwill Columbus volunteers and city staff members will unload items from vehicles.