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Kansas State University offers electronics recycling event March 26

Tuesday, March 22, 2016 

 

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 26.

A variety of electronics will be accepted for proper recycling from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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. This year there will be a charge of $10 for small and $15 for large — 19 inches or larger — glass-screen TVs and monitors.

The event is open to residents of the Manhattan and surrounding areas for residential e-waste only; no business or university e-waste will be accepted.

The university is partnering with Howie's Recycling for the e-waste collection event. More than 73,000 pounds of electronics have been recycled since the first event in April 2011.

"Due to the continued support of local businesses, Howie's Recycling and volunteers, I'm glad that we can continue to provide this recycling opportunity for Manhattan residents and the surrounding community," said Kelly Greene, the university's environmental manager.

Again this year, the amount collected will be added to the university's recycling totals for the collegiate RecycleMania contest.

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.

For additional information on the electronic waste collection event, contact Greene at klp@k-state.edu or 785-532-5856.

Written by

Kelly Greene
785-532-5396
klp@k-state.edu

At a glance

At Kansas State University's electronic waste recycling event, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26, a variety of electronics will be accepted for proper recycling. The event will be 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.