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Jeremy Martin of Accurate IT Services, center, looks for a place to stack a television that was dropped off during the Electronics Recycling Day at Ohio University on Saturday, March 30. The program was part of Recyclemania and helped add thousands to the college's overall total.

Jeremy Martin of Accurate IT Services, center, looks for a place to stack a television that was dropped off during Electronics Recycling Day at Ohio University's Peden Stadium on Saturday, March 29. The program was part of Recyclemania and generated 29,522 pounds of E-Waste and appliances in four hours, bringing the grand total to 41,160 pounds that was collected in the 30-day period of Recyclemania's E-waste contest. (Photos courtesy of Jonathan Adams)

Steve Zarate of Athens digs through a pile of tapes in search of cassettes that he can reuse to record programs from the radio.

Steve Zarate of Athens digs through a pile of tapes in search of cassettes that he can reuse to record programs from the radio.

Brock Johnson of Accurate IT Services of Columbus secures a pallet of computers to be shipped off for recycling. The university teamed up with the Columbus business to provide the local community with a method for properly disposing of their old electronics.

Brock Johnson of Accurate IT Services of Columbus secures a pallet of computers to be shipped off for recycling. The university teamed up with the Columbus business to provide the local community with a method for properly disposing their old electronics. Computers, monitors, printers and other E-waste collected totaled 26,112 pounds. An additional 3,410 pounds of refrigerators, appliances and scrap metal were collected.

Old cassettes and video tapes were collected on Saturday as part of the Electronics Recycling Day.

Old cassettes and video tapes were collected on Saturday as part of the Electronics Recycling Day. Adding 4,800 pounds of batteries, 1,000 pounds of toner cartridges and an additional 5,838 in E-waste equals a total of 41,160 that was recycled during the 30-day period of Recyclemania's E-waste contest, according to Andrew Ladd, refuse and recycling manager at Ohio University.

Brock Johnson of Accurate IT Services loads a flat screen television that was dropped off.

Brock Johnson of Accurate IT Services loads a flat screen television that was dropped off. The event filled three 24-foot box trucks to the brim, Ladd noted.

Ohio University student volunteer Jeremy Oehlenschlager separates the electronics. Thousands of pounds were collected as part of the annual Recyclemania competition with other MAC schools.

Ohio University student volunteer Jeremy Oehlenschlager separates the electronics. "The event was a huge success that filled an obvious need," Ladd said. "From about 9:30 a.m. to approximately 1:30 p.m. when it started raining, we had a continuous stream of cars."

David Shelburne of Reedsville, right, unloads his car during the Electronics Recycling Day at Ohio University. Shelburne said he felt guilty about taking things to the landfill, but jumped at the opportunity to recycle his old televisions and video tapes.

David Shelburne of Reedsville, right, unloads his car during the Electronics Recycling Day at Ohio University. Shelburne said he felt guilty about taking things to the landfill, but jumped at the opportunity to recycle his old televisions and video tapes.