Over 17,000 Pounds Of Electronics Recycled During Annual Green Team Event

WAYNE – Just about a month ago the Wayne Green Team hosted their seventh annual Electronics Recycling event and recently the official stats were announced.

According to a release from the Green Team, the group of volunteers collected 17,127 pounds on September 14.

The group served 110 households and 10 businesses while raising nearly $2,900 in donations from fees to support zero waste programs. This amount was up from last year’s $2,400.

Setup began at 7 a.m. with the first customer waiting in line an hour before the event was scheduled to begin. The two lines of traffic was non-stop from 7:45 until 8:30 a.m. with a quick rush towards the end before the event came to an end at 10:40 a.m.

The main recycled included tube TVs (60), tube monitors (37) and microwaves (10). Wayne State College student athletes made up majority of the volunteers from men’s basketball and women’s soccer (31) along with three coaches and 11 Green Team volunteers.

The Wayne Green Team would also like to thank the city employees for their assistance for the annual event. Thanks also goes out to First Choice Recycling taking the electronics and to the Nebraska Department of Environment & Energy for funding from the Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant.

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Another upcoming event that will be offered in the City of Wayne will be a Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, October 12. From 8 until 10 a.m. at the Wayne Transfer Station, household quantities that the group will accept includes latex & oil-based paint, pesticides, herbicides, oil, yard & garden chemicals, cleaning chemicals, anti-freeze, car batteries, mercury & mercury containing devices including light bulbs.

Items not accepted: tires, electronics, appliances, PCBs, picric acid, science lab materials, radioactive materials, or biological hazards.

This event is sponsored by Northeast Nebraska RC&D, Nebraska Environmental Trust, Wayne Green Team and Gill Hauling.