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Electronics collection, recycling set Saturday Tell North Platte what you think
 
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Original Town Association to Host The Original Town Association in conjunction with Keep North Platte Lincoln County Beautiful will host an E-Cycle Collection on Saturday, accepting electronic and electric devices for disposal and recycling.

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Businesses and households may drop off electronic and electric devices and equipment at 1402 N. Jeffers from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, directly west of Cody Park on U.S. Highway 83.

Computer monitors and televisions may be dropped off for $10 each; and all other peripheral electronic equipment, electrical devices, electric tools, cell phones and toner cartridges may be dropped off for a free will donation.

Copiers, cords, cable boxes, cables, DVD players, mouse, projectors, stereos, servers will be accepted, as will blenders, bread makers, cameras, coffee makers, curling irons, electric knives and tooth brushes, fans, fryers, food sealing equipment, hair cutters, hair dryers, holiday lights, irons, land line phones, massagers, metal tools (drills, screwdrivers, saws, sanders), microwaves, mixers, remotes, radios, shavers, toaster ovens and vacuum cleaners (without bag.)

Electronic waste is the fastest growing component in solid waste, as businesses and consumers upgrade cell phones, computers, TVs, audio equipment, power tools and the like more frequently than ever.

Today, tons of unwanted electronics are thrown in the trash each year. Electronics can contain toxic materials such as lead, cadmium, mercury and hazardous chemicals that can harm human health and the environment.

E-Cycling keeps these and other materials out of landfills and incinerators and conserves natural resources and energy required to make products from scratch.

Participants bringing computers, PDAs or cellular phones should remove all confidential information prior to collection.

Items not accepted include air conditioners, dehumidifiers, household appliances, lead acid batteries, electric fixtures, fluorescent light bulbs and broken glass, CDs and tapes, software disks, paint, pesticides and liquid or chemical waste.

The ‘E-Cycle Collection Event’ is made possible in part by a grant from WasteCap Nebraska and the Nebraska Environmental Trust.

The event is an innovative new program for Lincoln County whereby electronics retailers and users; whether business or residential can take responsibility for the products we make, buy and use from the beginning to the end of their useful lives.

Groups, clubs, schools and individuals interested in participating can contact the Original Town Association at (308) 534-3648.


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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 5/13/2013
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