Residents and businesses can drop off old electronics for recycling and documents for shredding at a collection event set for Saturday, Oct. 19, in Alpharetta. AJC FILE

Alpharetta sets electronics collection, document shredding

The city of Alpharetta and the Alpharetta Natural Resources Commission have announced a recycling collection for computers and unwanted electronics for North Fulton County businesses and residents

The event, run by Atlanta Recycling Solutions, is set for 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Alpharetta Department of Public Works, 1790 Hembree Road.

Items accepted at no charge include computers, laptops, monitors (except CRT monitors, $10 fee) DVD players, VCRs, small and portable electronics, mobile phones, telephones, iPads, toner cartridges, printers, calculators, toner cartridges, cables and wires and UPS batteries.

Certain televisions will be accepted for a $20 fee. No projection or console TVs or small appliances, vacuum cleaners, power equipment, microwave ovens or other home appliances will be accepted.

For a list of accepted and unaccepted items:

The electronics collection will be held in conjunction with a Community Shredding Collection, at the same time and place. Limit is five boxes per household. Participants are asked to bring one can of food per box; donations will go to the North Fulton Community Charities Food Bank.

Information: Terry Porter, 678-297-6213 or

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