Electronics Recycling Event Scheduled for May 30, 2020
The City is hosting an electronics recycling event on May 30, 2020 at the Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Road from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Please note that the Millwell entrance will be closed to incoming traffic in an effort to keep traffic flowing. Therefore, the Dorsett entrance will be used for entering the recycling event and the Millwell entrance will be used for exit. This event is for residents only; please no businesses.
Recycling services will be provided by Midwest Recycling Center (MRC), a company certified in environmentally safe and secure recycling. They accept almost any item that has a cord or battery. With the exception of CRT TVs, computer monitors and items using freon, this recycling service is free.
Social Distancing Protocols
Please note that social distancing guidelines are will be in place for the Electronics Recycling Event. MRC and the City strongly encourage participating residents and city employees to not get out of their cars. Please roll down your window and tell MRC staff where the items are located within your vehicle (e.g. trunk, back seat, truck bed, etc.). Payment can also be exchanged through window if applicable. MRC staff will be wearing masks and gloves. Please cognizant of social distancing rules and wear a mask and remain six feet apart.
CRT Television Recycling Cost
Please note that there is a fee for recycling CRT (glass screens with large backs) TVs and computer monitors. Recycling CRT computer monitors is free of charge. Please bring cash or check; MRC does not accept credit cards. The fee schedule is as follows:
CRT Computer Monitors: $5 each
CRT TVs up to 26": $30 each
CRT TVs 27" and Larger: $50 each
Wood Console and True Big Screen/Projection TV's: $50 each
LED/LCD/Plasma TV's: $20 each
Any Freon Containing Unit: $10 each
Tanning Beds (with lamps): $150 each
*LCD (flat screen) Monitors are Free to Recycle
Examples of Accepted Items
- Alkaline Batteries ($1 per pound)
- Magnetic Media (VHS Tapes, Cassette Tapes, Floppy Disks--$1 per pound)
- Optical Discs (CDs/DVDs--$1 per pound)
- Computers (some fees apply; see above)
- Computer Components
- Cell Phones
- DVD Player
- Fax Machines
- TVs (fees apply; see above)
- Water Heaters
- Exercise Equipment (Treadmills, Elliptical Machines, Free Weights/Racks)
- Power Tools
- Kitchen Appliances
- Lawn/Garden Equipment
A complete list of accepted items is available at https://mrcrecycling.net/list/.
Items Not Accepted
- Fluorescent Light Bulbs (only accepted at MRC's Imperial location and for a fee--$.24 per foot)
Secure Destruction Practices for Computer Hard Drives
The destruction practice used by MRC depends upon the type of computer hard drive recycled and the number of hard drives collected at a given event. Each practice is equally effective in rendering a hard drive inoperable, thus protecting your personal information.
Shredding Process: Hard drives are sent through MRC's industrial hard drive shredder. It comes out in to pieces, which in return, renders it inoperable.
Hole Punch Process: Hard drives are put into MRC's industrial hole punch. A hydraulic cylinder slams through the hard drive, leaving a giant hole in the middle, which in return, renders it inoperable.
Degausing Method: MRC sends the hard drives through their degausing machine. This fries all of the internal components in the hard drive through the use of magnets, thus rendering it inoperable.
Department of Defense 7-Pass Wipe: MRC's IT department uses an approved method and software that is a DOD 7 pass wipe. These hard drives are audited by a third party company, who has been vetted for compliance. This third party company makes sure MRC is in fact getting everything off of the hard drive, as well as making sure all of systems and hardware are 100% up to date.
For more information, contact Gabby Macaluso at firstname.lastname@example.org or (314) 738-2204.