Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Many Dates, Places for Dumping Tapes, E-Waste

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

Many Dates, Places for Dumping Tapes, E-Waste

Article excerpt

Byline: Sandy Strickland

Dear Call Box: Where can I recycle old VHS tapes?

J.R.

Dear J.R.: You can take them to the city's Household Hazardous Waste Facility at 2675 Commonwealth Ave. from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. The tapes and other electronic waste also are accepted at the city's remote collection events held periodically from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. The locations and dates are:

- Feb. 21, Ed Austin Regional Park, 2450 Monument Road.

- March 14, Lonnie Miller Park, 7689 Price Lane.

- March 28, Blue Cypress Park, 4012 University Blvd. N.

- April 11, Mandarin Park, 14780 Mandarin Road.

- May 16, Jacksonville Beach Public Works Department, 1460 Shetter Ave.

- June 13, Ed Austin Regional Park, 2450 Monument Road.

- June 27, Lonnie Miller Park, 7689 Price Lane.

Plus, there's a list of places that say they recycle old VHS tapes at yellowpages.com/jacksonville-fl/recycling-vhs-tapes.

Other options are available as well. The Friends of the Jacksonville Public Library will be glad to take them, said Harry Reagan, the group's president emeritus and a board member. You can drop them off at any branch saying that you are donating them to the Friends, Reagan said. Or you can take them to the Friends' warehouse behind the University Park branch library, 3435 University Blvd. N. The organization doesn't have much luck selling them since VCRs are past their prime so it donates a lot of them to the Teacher Supply Depot at 3108 Lenox Ave. The depot helps teachers stock their classrooms.

Though there's not a huge market, you may want to put a few rarities on eBay or Amazon. Or you can shoot an email to your friends to see if they want any.

Dear Call Box: My brother would like to move to Cecil Pines Adult Living Community in Jacksonville. He really likes the area, but we've heard that the existing lease with the city of Jacksonville will expire in four to six years with no new lease being offered. My brother does not want to move into a place and then, a few years later, have to move out because of a lease issue. Can you find out if there will be a new lease offered or should my brother look elsewhere? …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.