Electronics recycling event to take place Saturday

Lawrence and Douglas County are partnering with Teknix Solutions to host a recycling event on Saturday for people who want to get rid of old televisions, computers and other electronics.

The event is open to all Douglas County residents and will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University of Kansas Park & Ride parking lot 301, which is accessible from Clinton Parkway onto Crestline Drive.

Teknix Solutions accepts “anything with a cord or battery,” including but not limited to computers, laptops, monitors, speakers, keyboards, mice, servers, microwaves, TVs, gaming systems, light fixtures, stereos, radios, phones, audio-visual equipment, lab equipment, cables, battery backup systems, other small appliances, and CDs, VHS and cassette tapes, according to a news release from the city.

There is a $15 recycling fee per CRT (cathode ray tube) televisions 19 inches and under, and a $30 recycling fee for those 20 inches and over. Fees may be paid by cash only.

Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors are sponsoring a limited number of residential CRT recycling fees, with a limit of one sponsorship per household. To inquire, residents may contact Margaret Stenseng at 785-841-7676 or mstens@wradvisors.com.

Items not accepted at this event include fire alarms, smoke detectors, thermometers, all light bulbs, PCB ballasts, alkaline batteries, chemicals of any kind, tires, furniture, large appliances and devices containing Freon. Additional information is available at douglascountyks.org/depts/sustainability/electronics-recycling. Questions can be directed to kcrinerritchie@douglascountyks.org or 785-832-5157.


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