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4/21/2015 - City of Salina Annual Electronic Waste Recycling Event

Chris Sublowski
Household Hazardous Waste
(785) 826-6638

City of Salina to host annual electronic waste recycling event
Salina’s annual electronic waste (e-waste) recycling event,
hosted by the City of Salina and the Midwest Recycling Center, will take place at Salina South High School on Saturday, May 2 from
9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

E-waste is consumer electronic equipment that is obsolete and needs to be discarded. Computers, televisions, cameras, gaming systems, keyboards and microwaves that are no longer functional are examples of e-waste.

Recycling electronic equipment not only preserves resources like aluminum, copper, gold, silver and ferrous metals; It potentially diverts toxic materials like mercury, lead, cadmium and flame retardants from the landfill. When electronic equipment is recycled, landfill space is also saved.

There are no limitations regarding who may participate or the number of items that may be recycled at this event. Nearly any device with a cord or battery will be accepted. In addition, the list of items that will be accepted has expanded; kitchen appliances and window air conditioners are a few items now on the list. Smoke detectors, glass lamps, light bulbs, fluorescent tubes, alkaline batteries, PCB ballasts, thermometers and thermostats are exceptions.

To recycle these items the following fees will be charged: CRT monitors, $5 each; CRT televisions up to 27”, $15 each; CRT and projection televisions over 27,” $35 each; console televisions, $35 each. Fees must be paid by cash or check to Midwest Recycling Center at the time of drop-off.

Participants should enter the event from Magnolia Road and then proceed to the west parking lot by following the traffic cones and signs. Participants are asked to remain in their vehicles while staff members collect e-waste equipment. Once drop-off is complete participants should exit onto Edwards Street.

To see a detailed list of items that will be accepted at the event visit, then select Departments followed by Public Works and Household Hazardous Waste Facility.

For further information contact the City of Salina’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility by phone or email at 785-826-6638 or To contact Midwest Recycling Center call