WAYNE – Community members and those who surround the city of Wayne are being invited to this year’s Wayne Green Team Electronics Recycling event.
According to a release from the Green Team, this marks the eighth electronics recycling event since 2013 and will be held on Saturday, September 18 from 8 – 10 a.m. (or until the truck fills up).
There’ll be two lanes of eastbound traffic on 3rd Street between Lincoln and Pearl, next to the Wayne City Hall parking lot. Enter from Lincoln Street to have your electronics unloaded by Wayne Green Team volunteers as well as WSC women’s soccer and WSC men’s basketball before exiting onto Pearl Street.
Bring your old TVs, computers, laptops, telephones, cell phones, printers, cameras, cords, keyboards and accessories including routers, modems, docking stations, stereos, speakers, CD players and CDs, gaming stations, chargers, VCRs, VHS tapes and more. No large appliances or batteries will be accepted but check out the full list of acceptable items at www.cityofwayne.org/594/Electronics.
The Wayne Green Team suggests a donation of $10 per carload or $50 per business load of reasonable size. Additional fees are $10 per tube TV and $5 per tube monitor (no charge for flatscreens of any kind). There is also a $15 fee per microwave.
Funding comes from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy with electronic recycling services by The Retrofit Companies.
Since 2013, the community has recycled over 120,000 pounds of electronics, which means more than 60 tons of harmful materials have been kept out of the landfill. The Wayne Green Team would like to thank you for recycling right by bringing your electronics to their annual event.