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Sound Off: When will the city’s next disposal for picture tubes and computer tubes be?

The city’s next electronic recycling event will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 12 at Free State High School’s north parking lot, 4700 Overland Drive. Megan Gilliland, the city’s communications manager, said items accepted include televisions, video and audio equipment, computers, printers, scanners, fax machines, microwaves and other small appliances, cellphones and other hand-held devices. There is a $10 recycling fee for each computer monitor and a $15 recycling fee for each television. There is no recycling fee for other electronic equipment. Fees may be paid by cash or check. Some items won’t be accepted, including large appliances and household hazardous waste such as fluorescent light bulbs, paint, pesticides and compressed gas cylinders. For more information, call the Waste Reduction and Recycling Division, 832-3030, or visit


nmdude 6 years, 2 months ago

does anyone know if the recycle fee is reported as income by the recycle company???

I participated last year and it looked like an all-cash receipts, no records.

IceBlue 6 years, 2 months ago

BestBuy recycles electronics as well. They charged me a $10 fee for a large TV and gave me a $10 gift card to use in the store. Heck of a deal!

Clovis Sangrail 6 years, 2 months ago

The last time I had to get rid of a computer, which was not terribly long ago, I called the city and was told it could go out to the curb with the trash.

So why would I pay $10?

Has this policy changed?

chocolateplease 6 years, 2 months ago

Computer monitors are now FREE to recycle at Best Buy (they used to charge.)

compmd 6 years, 2 months ago

Computer tubes? REALLY? I guess that means the internet really is a series of tubes.

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