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By Heidi Glaus

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - If it's got a cord big or small RNA Worldwide wants it.

"People can drop off anything that is metal, electronic, electric, runs off a battery, plugs into a wall," said Scottie Farrow, COO of RNA Worldwide.

Not only is it good for the environment.

"The idea is to keep these items out of the landfill," Farrow said.

But recycling is a rather good business to be in these days.

"A year ago there was eight employees working for us, now we have 35," Farrow said.

Employees have to disassemble a good portion of what comes in.

"Computers for example we break those down into all the various component that make up a computer whether it's the memory, the hard drive, the boards and so on," Farrow said.

Because it's the individual pieces that are profitable to their vendors.

"They further process it down to its bare materials whether it be gold, metal, plastic, silver," Farrow said.

They also take extra precautions like keeping your old computer locked until the data is wiped away. So these old televisions might be a thing of the past, but Scottie Farrow and his crew can't get enough of them.

"We dig it, yep. Old is good, old doesn't necessarily mean bad," Farrow said.

If you have an appliance or computer you want to get rid of swing by St. Clair Square in Fairview Heights Saturday from 10am to 1pm because Rebuilding Together St. Louis is hosting a recycling drive.

Rebuilding Together St. Louis is asking for a $5 donation. For more information on the nonprofit or RNA Worldwide, visit their websites.

 

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