Texas Recycles Day, 2004
By Chad Hauris: Updated
In 2004, Texas Recycles Day was November 13 at Midland College. Different stations were set up to recycle different products, including phone books, batteries, paint, computers, tires, and my station, TV's and other electronics. Even though the weather was a miserable cold rain, there was a fairly large turnout.
Here I have on my rain poncho and hat with one of the TV's. We used a tarp on top of the truck to help keep the equipment dry as it was collected.
John Southwell helped out as well with the recycling effort, and City of Midland employees also helped. Pictured here is some of the City workers. Anything that was not re-useable, such as old picture tubes, was sent to the dumpster for proper disposal. On items that did not look like they could be restored as a whole unit, we salvaged all the reuseable parts such as circuit boards, power cords, speakers, and knobs.
John and I drove the trucks loaded with recyclables back to the shop to let them dry out! We have begun evaluating the items and have found some good equipment for our collection, plus we have already been using good reclaimed parts in repairs. Here is the truck in the garage as the wet TV's are drying out.
The 1-ton Dodge Van was
up with TV's...I drove it home to the carport and have been
unloading and repairing TV's.
Here are some of the TV's being tested at the shop. Larger images of the TV's can be viewed on our TV page
We would like to thank Keep Midland Beautiful for allowing us to participate in Texas Recycles Day.