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Archive for Friday, May 11, 2012

City collecting electronics for recycling on Saturday

May 11, 2012

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The City of Lawrence is hosting an electronic recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday in the parking lot at Free State High School, 4700 Overland Drive. Items accepted include computers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, televisions, video equipment, cell phones and other small appliances. There is a $10 fee to recycle computer monitors and a $15 fee for televisions, payable by cash or check, though other products will be recycled at no cost. Items not accepted include paint, motor oil, pesticides, fluorescent bulbs and large appliances.

The event’s goal is to properly dispose of hazardous materials often found in electronics equipment. The recycling will be performed by Extreme Recycling.

For more information, call 832-3046 or visit LawrenceRecycles.org.

Comments

Lawrence Morgan 1 year, 11 months ago

I would like to hear more about what exactly happens to these recycled materials once they are in Extreme Recycling hands.

Could you do a story on that part of the situation? It might be good to be there on Saturday, photograph the recycled materials, and then go from there.

I have seen the web site. But I need to know more. There have been a lot of dreadful things happen with recycled materials in the past several years, so we need to know what is really happening after materials have been turned in.

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spirit_level 1 year, 11 months ago

The complete list of accepted items is on the web site mentioned at the end of the article, and includes: "Household Batteries"

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OldEnuf2BYurDad 1 year, 11 months ago

What about batteries? Will they take batteries?

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