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Businesses Encouraged to Participate in “Trash Your Office Day”
The East Providence Area Chamber of Commerce and the East Providence Department of Public Works/Refuse & Recycling Division are hosting “Trash Your Office Day” at the end of the month.
In response to businesses dealing with the dilemma of accumulating broken or old computers and office equipment, the Chamber created the program a few years ago with the assistance of the City’s DPW. This year’s event will be held on Wednesday, July 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
East Providence businesses will be able to dispose of their old office equipment at no cost by taking it to the City’s Department of Public Works, located at 60 Commercial Way. Up to twenty pieces of old office equipment can be dropped off for free. Examples of equipment are: computer tower, cell phone, DVD player, monitor, keyboard, mouse, fax machine, telephone, desktop copier, etc. The discarded items will then be hauled away and “de-manufactured.” The parts will be sorted and recycled whenever possible, and their metal content removed.
If a company has a large quantity of equipment to dispose of (21 pieces or more), they should contact Donna McMahon at the DPW office at 438-7710 to make an appointment to drop it off.
For more information about this event, contact the East Providence Area Chamber at 438-1212 or visit www.eastprovchamber.com