Recycle your old electronics and win free Reds tickets this week

Reds e-waste recycling drive

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Batter up! You can win free Reds tickets by recycling.

The Cincinnati Reds, PNC and Cohen Recycling are once again teaming up for their annual e-waste recycling drive.

Cohen officials say the first 400 vehicles at each of their events will receive two free tickets to a 2019 regular season Reds game.

The drive begins Thursday and ends Saturday and will take place at three different locations:

  • May 16 — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - PNC Bank Northgate Square, 9650 Colerain Avenue, Cincinnati. Reds Hall of Fame pitcher “Mr. Perfect” Tom Browning will greet recyclers from 11 a.m. to Noon
  • May 17 — 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Mason/Deerfield PNC Bank, 5283 Bowen Drive, Mason. Reds catcher Curt Casali will greet recyclers from 11 a.m. to Noon
  • May 18 — 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. - Kroger Oakley Station, 4613 Marburg Avenue, Cincinnati. Reds pitcher Robert Stevenson will greet recyclers from 11 a.m. to Noon

Though the event is free, Cohen suggests a minimum donation of $10 per car to offset recycling costs and to benefit the Reds Community Fund.

  • Personal computers
  • Servers
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Modems
  • Telephones
  • Cell phones
  • Printers
  • Fax machines
  • Copiers
  • Speakers
  • Stereos/VCRs
  • Remotes
  • Keyboards
  • Mice
  • Wires
  • Laptops
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Small home appliances
  • Docking stations
  • LCD Screens
  • Cable/Satellite boxes/DVR's
  • CRT Monitors
  • Televisions

Cohen says that depending on the size and year, a TV or monitor can contain up to six pounds of lead, which poses a potential health risk. Due to this, there is a small fee, payable in cash only, to properly and safely dispose of CRT monitors and TVs with tubes.

Over the past nine years, the event has grown into one of the largest e-waste recycling drives in the nation, officials say.

They say Reds fans have helped divert more than one million pounds of potentially hazardous materials from local landfills.

Cohen has a list of frequently asked questions on their website if you’re unsure about what you can and can’t recycle.

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