Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Are old electronics cluttering up your closets? Give them a second life or recycle them responsibly at the Kansas City Electronics Collection Event or at locations nationwide.
Most items are recycled for free, but some require a fee at the event from 8 a.m. – Noon on Saturday, November 6 at Manual Career & Technical Center, 1215 E. Truman Road, Kansas City, MO.
Midwest Recycling Center will accept donated computers, laptops, keyboards, speakers, routers, modems, webcams, network hubs, cell phones, charging cables, phone systems, shredders, fax machines, scanners, VCR and DVD players, video game consoles, printers, copiers and more. For more details, visit Midwest Recycling Center.
Several electronics stores offer in-store, online and drop-off recycling and buy-back options, including Best Buy, Staples, Sprint, HP and Xerox. To find electronic recycling events in other cities, including electronic stores that host a permanent recycling site, check out the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) list.
Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Donating or recycling consumer electronics conserves natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials. According to the EPA, recycling one million laptops saves the energy equivalent to the electricity used by more than 3,500 U.S. homes in a year. For every million cell phones we recycle, 35,000 pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.
Photo: Midwest Recycling Center