Nadja Karpilow, Environmental Planner, 816/701-8226
Matt Riggs, MARC Outreach Coordinator, 816/474-4240
Jody Ladd Craig, Public Affairs Director, firstname.lastname@example.org, 816/701-8241
Electronics recycling made convenient
Collection event at Family Center October 24
An electronics recycling collection event will take place on Saturday, October 24 from 9 am – 1 pm at the Family Center in Harrisonville at 2601 Cantrell Road. The event is open to the public.
The fastest growing type of trash in the United States is electronic waste: computers, TVs and other consumer electronics. Cathode tubes found in most computer monitors and televisions contain significant amounts of lead while other equipment may contain mercury, cadmium, chromium and other heavy metals. When electronic devices are dumped in landfills, these pollutants may pose environmental risks.
Some fees apply to cover labor, shipping and insurance costs. No material is sent overseas. Computer monitors and televisions 19 inches and under cost $10. Larger televisions are $15 and consoles are $25. Also accepted are keyboards, mice, cell phones, printers, stereos and other electronics. Checks and cash are accepted. Please leave all original packaging at home.
The event is sponsored in partnership with Cass County, The Cass County Sustainability Committee, the cities of Peculiar, Raymore, Belton and Harrisonville, the MARC Solid Waste Management District and The Surplus Exchange.
The Regional HHW Collection Program offers a safe way to properly dispose of unwanted hazardous waste and helps to protect public health and safety. For more information on this program and other environmental programs visit www.marc.org/environment, or call 816-701-8226.
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Mid-America Regional Council
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Ph: 816/474-4240 | Fax: 816/421-7758 | www.marc.org