University offers free electronics recycling event March 29
Monday, March 24, 2014
MANHATTAN — Do you have a TV taking up closet space? Are the junk drawers filled with cellphones and other gadgets? Kansas State University can help with an electronics recycling event Saturday, March 29.
A variety of electronics will be accepted for proper recycling at no charge to Manhattan area residents from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 29, in the university's parking lot D1, which is across from West Stadium and next to St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center on Denison Avenue.
The university is partnering with PSC Environmental Services and Howie's Recycling for the e-waste collection event. More than 30,000 pounds of electronics have been recycled since the first event in April 2011. PSC and the university have worked together to secure local and national sponsors to provide materials, equipment, in-kind services and monetary contributions for the event. All net proceeds will support sustainability efforts on the Kansas State University campus.
"We're very excited that we can provide this recycling opportunity for Manhattan residents and the surrounding community," said Kelly Greene, Kansas State University's environmental manager. "The local businesses, the city of Manhattan and the community have been extremely helpful in providing the resources and volunteers to make this event possible. And this year the amount collected will be added to K-State's recycling totals for the collegiate RecycleMania contest. Help us beat KU in this competition."
Accepted items are computers, cellphones, printers, scanners, TVs with screens of 27 inches or less, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players and a variety of other electronic devices. Unacceptable items are TVs with screens larger than 27 inches, console TVs, appliances and microwaves. This event is only for residential items; we cannot take business or university e-waste.
Sponsors include: Kansas State University, PSC Environmental Services, Howie's Recycling Services, Abatix Corp., Clean Earth Systems, Jimmy John's, Starbucks, Cat Cans and Wal-Mart. For additional information on the electronic waste collection event, contact Greene at firstname.lastname@example.org or 785-532-5856.