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E-Waste Drop-Off 

About 4 tons of junk were collected at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor Friday. Employees of the hospital were invited to drop off all their electronic waste for free.That included lots of T-V’s, computers, printers and cell phones. Those items can contain harmful chemicals like mercury and lead. All of it was hauled away to be recycled.Ray Johnson, EMMC Environmental, Health and Safety Officer says offering this service for their employees, was their way of being kind to the environment. “We believe we need to get our employees more involved with our environment and to be environmentally friendly, and this certainly was one way we could show the community that we are looking to be greener.”The same company that was collecting the e-waste at EMMC will be doing so Saturday at the Bangor Mall.So folks are invited to drop off all their unwanted electronic equipment at the Mall near Sears from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM.This service is also be free.