Electronic recycling event on Saturday, May 19th

Kevin PowellCity, Solid Waste

The City of Lawrence Solid Waste Division will host an Electronic Recycling Event on Saturday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the KU Park & Ride east parking lot, accessible from Clinton Parkway and Crestline Drive. This is a rain or shine event.

Items accepted for recycling include televisions, video and audio equipment, computers, printers, copiers, scanners, fax machines, microwaves and other small appliances, cell phones and other handheld devices, household batteries, VHS & cassette tapes, floppy disks, CDs & DVDs and vinyl records. There is a $20 recycling fee per CRT television 19 inches and under and a $40 recycling fee per CRT television 20 inches and over. There is no recycling fee for other electronic equipment. Fees may be paid by cash only.

Items not accepted at this event include large appliances, Freon containing items such as refrigerators and dehumidifiers, and household hazardous waste such as paint, pesticides, compressed gas cylinders, and fluorescent light bulbs. For information on how to dispose of large appliances and household hazardous waste, visit LawrenceRecycles.org.

Electronic recycling will be provided by Teknix Solutions.

For more information regarding this event, visit LawrenceRecycles.org.

Media Contact: Kathy Richardson, solid waste manager, (785) 832-3032.