If you think it's time to finally get rid of that old television set, or the computer that stopped working 10 years ago, it's time to find Lexington's electronic recycling center.
"We take basically anything that runs on electricity" said James Carter, site supervisor. Items that are not accepted include compact fluorescent light bulbs and items that contain freon (refrigerators and freezers, air conditioners).
The site takes electronics to have them recycled at a certified vendor, and it takes working items to community centers. Personal information will not be touched and will remain secure.
The center usually ships out 18,000 pounds a week, of which 9,000 pounds are televisions.
Jackie Duncan brought in her television this week.
"It's 10 years old or so, and electronics change so much," Duncan said. "We thought Super Bowl was a good time to get a new TV."
The site generally gets an influx of items around major sports events such as the Super Bowl and March Madness, and on holidays and move-out days from colleges.
"The program is in place because it is a consumer society" in which people buy new TVs instead of repairing old ones, waste management director Tracey Thurman said. The program helps to prevent dangerous chemicals from going into landfills and waterways when people dump their old electronics, Thurman said.