Give your scrap for good causes

By John Hamilton -

WILMINGTON — Give some scrap to raise some cash on Earth Day.

The Chester Herdsman 4-H Club will be collecting scrap metal for their annual fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at 4695 Gurneyville Road

David Hackney, the club’s leader, said they had done work with scrap metal for the last three years, but this is the first time they reached out to the community for a scrap drive.

“It’s something that I think needs to be done. To reach out to the community so they can get rid of metal, which helps the environment and it teaches kids that if you accumulate and save your scrap metal, it can into a profit for you or an organization.”

Half of the money raised will be donated to Clinton County’s 4-H Camp. A minimum of $200 will be sent to wildfire relief efforts in Oklahoma and Kansas. Hackney said that they’ve already donated $200 to them, but plan to donate more.

“There hasn’t been a lot of national coverage, outside of the fact that it happened,” said Hackney. “This is something important to me and it’s always good to help out.”

The club released a list of scrap they’re accepting in the drive — ferrous scrap they’re accepting includes air conditioners, cast iron, dishwashers, junk cars/trucks, farm equipment and machinery, lawn mowers, patio furniture, refrigerators, sheet metal, stainless steel, steel, stoves, washers and dryers.

Accepted nonferrous scrap includes auto batteries, brass fixtures/lamps and decorative items, cables, fences, wires, Christmas lights, electric motors, insulated wire, radiators, screen doors, window frames, and TV cables.

They also accept aluminum and copper items — aluminum and aluminum cans, pots, pans, siding, gutters, downspouts, patio furniture, wheels, and wires; copper and copper tubing and wire; and copper brass plumbing pipes, valves, and connections.

As for electronic scrap, they’re accepting cell phones, cell phone batteries, circuit boards, copper yokes, CPU chips, DVD/CD drives, floppy disks, gold connector ends, hard drives, laptops, laptop batteries, memory cards, modems, routers, networking equipment, PC towers, and electronic power supply cables.

By John Hamilton

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