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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Arizona Technology Council is holding several electronics recycling events, with the first taking place today.

Check those closets and all around the house for electronic equipment that is no longer usable, today is a chance to properly dispose of them. 

These events were created to help keep the unusable electronics, which contain toxic heavy metals like lead, cadmium and mercury and pose a threat to the environment, out of landfills. 

Here is what will be accepted at the recycling events:

Personal computers, and all components – including hard drives, monitors and printers; they will also accept cell phones and TVs. 

Today's event is taking place today from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at ITT Technical Institute (1455 W. River Road, 85704) A second event, also open to the public, is taking place January 15 – 17 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Texas Instruments in the Williams Centre (5411 S. Williams Blvd, 85711) and the last recycling event on January 18 at Data Doctors (625 E. Wetmore Rd.) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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