Community e-Waste Collection Event Set For May 1st

Corporate and Nonprofit partners from around northern Nevada are collaborating to present the third annual Community e-Waste Collection Event designed to help residents properly dispose of old electronics.

New2U Computers, Disability Resources, The City of Reno, City of Sparks, Washoe County District Health Department, Bob FM, News Channel 2, Reno News & Review, Granger, Whole Foods, and Merlone Geier Partners join forces with many community sponsors and volunteers for the e-waste recycling event on May 1st from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Park Lane Mall site.

Disposal of household electronics is provided for a $10 in advance or $15 donation per car for residents only. Vouchers can be purchased in advance for $10 from New2U Computers and Whole Foods, or on the day of the event for $15 at the site. No television sets or household appliances will be accepted. The fees obtained will cover the cost of environmentally safe recycling as well as secure data destruction than meets US Department of Defense regulations.

Residents can recycle items such as computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, cords/cables, power supplies, printers, DVD players, and cell phones. Items that cannot be accepted are microwaves, toasters, blenders, and other similar kitchen appliances. All donations are tax deductible and a receipt will be provided.

Reusing and donating electronics responsibly is the goal of this important community recycling event. Volunteers are needed to help with the event. For more information or to volunteer please contact New2U Computers at 329-1126.

One Response to “Community e-Waste Collection Event Set For May 1st”

  1. Larry DeVincenzi Says:

    As a follow-up note…this event resulted in the collection of over 40,000 pounds of e-waste. Enough to fill two 53 foot semi trailers! All done in just four hours.

    Amazing results from our community to help both Disability Resources and New2U Computers.

    Well done!

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