We now offer paper and electronics recycling.October 30, 2007
Joey at Urbanjacksonville said it best. This is a copy of his recent post.
SPAR Council, in conjunction with Inertia Records (umm.. that’s us) and SRG Homes and Neighborhoods, is proud to announce a community recycling drop off center. This service free to the community and if it’s successful, we’ll look at possible expansion to other items.
Starting immediately all paper recyclables, with the exception of cardboard, can be dropped off in a paper only dumpster located outside of Inertia Records, which is located at 1520 N Main St. The City of Jacksonville curbside recycling only covers the following items: (a full list of curbside items)
- Newspapers & inserts (on rainy days, please hold until next collection day)
- Magazines, catalogs & telephone books
- Brown paper bags (can also be used to hold excess recyclables)
- Corrugated cardboard (flattened and cut in pieces 2′ by 3′ or smaller)
The hopes are to enhance the City’s recycling options, not compete with them.
Also starting immediately, during normal business hours Inertia Records will also be a drop off point for electronics recycling.
Many are not aware that consumer electronics, often called “e-waste”, contain an alarming amount of toxins, pollutants, and carcinogens. For instance, a single 17″ CRT computer monitor may contain two pounds of lead, and electronics boards in a computers contain lead, mercury, nickel, and other potential industrial contaminants that often end up in landfills where they can contaminate soil and ground water.
Inertia Records staff will accept electronic items from microwaves, to TVs, to computers and computer components. We do ask that if you have larger items like appliances, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and they’ll help you coordinate getting your item directly to the proper location. They ask that all items being dropped off be contained in a box or a bag, since Inertia is simply a drop off point, not a recycler.
If items are left in front of the building or by the dumpster after hours, the electronics portion will be discontinued. This program will only work with community participation and policing, so please be mindful and respectful when you drop off your recyclables.
Thank you for understanding and helping, and please let us know if you have any ideas to enhance of expand this service.