Free e-waste recycling events provided by Sedgwick County

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August 14, 2020 - 5:05 pm
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Sedgwick County is offering two weekends of free electronic waste collection August 13-15 and August 20-22. Just drop off your items at the West Yard at 4701 S. West Street between 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. 

Sedgwick County residents and businesses, excluding businesses that sell or recycle electronics, are welcome to take advantage of the collection events. 

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An out-of-state company has been contracted to break down and recycle the items collected. Hard drives will be destroyed to protect personal information. 

Sedgwick County Environmental Project Manager Cindy Le said the events are an opportunity to get rid of old items collecting dust, but recycling and public safety are the main focuses. Le stressed that if electronics are not properly disposed of or tossed into a landfill, hazardous chemicals can make their way into the groundwater supply.

COVID-19 precautions will be followed by all.

The following items will be accepted: 

  • Computers          
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Television Sets
  • Cell phones
  • Batteries (terminals must be taped)
  • Tablets
  • E-readers
  • VCR/DVR/DVD players
  • Blue-ray players
  • Network Devices (routers, hubs, modem)
  • Peripherals components (hard drives, keyboards, mice, cables, codes, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies 
  • Microwaves
  • Pagers
  • PDA's
  • Scanners
  • Phones
  • Fax Machines
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Cable/Satellite receivers 
  • Portable music players 
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