Electronics Recycling Event Scheduled For September 24

WAYNE – Residents in northeast Nebraska have recycled over 145,000 pounds of electronics since 2013 and will have another opportunity to do so in late September.

According to a release from the Wayne Green Team, all surrounding communities are invited to the Ninth annual Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, September 24 from 8 until around 10 a.m. (or earlier if the truck fills up).

Two eastbound lanes of traffic will enter on 3rd Street between Lincoln and Pearl next to the Wayne City Hall parking lot. Vehicles will need to enter from Lincoln Street to unload your electronics and exit onto Pearl Street as the block of 3rd Street will be closed to traffic.

Old TVs, computers, laptops, telephones, cell phones, printers, cameras, cords, keyboards and accessories along with routers, modems, docking stations, stereos, speakers, CD players and CDs, gaming stations, chargers, VCRs, VHS tapes and more are suggested to be recycled.  No large appliances or batteries will be accepted. Visit www.cityofwayne.org/594/Electronics to see the entire list of acceptable items.

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) along with a $15 fee per microwave.

Funding comes from the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy with electronic recycling services by The Retrofit Companies. Volunteer support comes from the Wayne State College men’s basketball team and women’s soccer team.

Again, more than 65 tons of harmful materials have been kept out of the landfill thanks to the Electronics Recycling event.

For more details, visit www.cityofwayne.org/greenteam and stay connected with the Wayne Green Team on Facebook.