2017-08-10 / Upcoming Events

Trash unwanted electronics Monday at Fort Getty

Buying fresh produce, listening to live music and browsing handmade crafts won’t be the only things shoppers can do at Monday’s farmers market at Fort Getty.

The market, from 4-7 p.m., will host Indie Cycle, a Rhode Island company that collects electronic waste at events across the state. With a zero landfill policy, the business does not remarket any hard drives or data-storage devices. All electronics are transported to Office Recycling Solutions, an East Greenwich R2 certified recycler, which means it adheres to Responsible Recycling Practices Standards recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. R2 is a set of voluntary principles and guidelines.

During Monday’s collection drive, Indie Cycle will accept these items for free: computers, laptops, monitors, routers, cellphones, mice, keyboards, inkjet printers, toner cartridges, CD players, DVD players, radios, televisions, network equipment, wires, stereos, speakers, telephones, microwaves, acid lead batteries and small household appliances.

A $10 disposal fee is charged for laser jet printers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. Indie Cycle does not accept light bulbs, single-use batteries, tapes, discs, glass dinnerware, paint or broken TV tubes. The company does not collect any hazardous material.

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