According to The Daily Progress, Crutchfield at Rio Hill is now offering electronics recycling. There will be a nominal fee (the article mentions $15 for an air conditioner, $10 for a TV) and Crutchfield employees will help unload large items. Thomas L. Frederick Jr., executive director of RSWA, is quoted as saying that the new Crutchfield recycling center could keep 15 to 20 tons of electronic equipment out of landfills each year. Eligible items may be dropped off during regular business hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
I just called Crutchfield and they told me that they’re taking that holy grail of recyclables: computers. It’s illegal to toss ’em in the trash, but you’ve got to drive to Richmond to recycle them. Not anymore: $8 for the computer, $5 for the monitor (CRT). Totally worth it.