Free e-Waste collection will be from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at St. Joseph Church in Biddeford. FILE PHOTO

BIDDEFORD — Catholic Charities’ Parish Social Ministry program is hosting a free e-waste collection day on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Church, 178 Elm St. in Biddeford.

Organizers will be collecting televisions, computers, printers, microwaves, VCRs, and leftover parts from other electronics to help keep e-Waste out of landfills.

Bill Wood of Catholic Charities Maine notes that those concerned about the personal information stored on the hard drives in their old computers need not worry.

“All hard drives are destroyed in the process of recycling the computer parts, so there is no possibility of that information being accessed by someone else,” he said. “All the collected items are recycled for the precious metals they contain, the wiring, the glass, and the regular metals.”

“Catholic Charities Maine partners with North Coast Services to provide these e-waste days as part of our Eco-Joy environmental program,” Wood said. “We like the fact that none of what is ‘donated’ at these events will end up in a landfill.”

For more information about the e-waste days, contact Bill Wood at 956-1457.

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