If you’re like me, you might have old computers, televisions, or other electronic devices gathering dust in your home. (And boy – they really do get dusty, don’t they?)
Sedgwick County has the perfect excuse to clean them out for spring with its free e-waste collection event.
The 2020 E-Waste collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 13-15 and again on August 20-22.
There are various reasons why you might be reluctant to throw electronic waste into the trash. Personal information stored on hard drives is one big reason you might hold on to old computers and phones.
In the County’s flyer for the electronic waste collection event, it says hard drives in devices will be destroyed.
Another reason is concern about what’s okay to throw away and what isn’t.
(Which reminds me… You can read more about that here: Free Sedgwick County Household Hazardous Waste Facility)
During the collection event, residents and *businesses in Sedgwick County can bring “e-waste” to the Sedgwick County West Yard at 4701 S. West St. for free disposal.
*Businesses that sell or recycle electronics aren’t eligible.
The county will be accepting the following items for disposal:
- Television Sets
- Cell Phones
- Batteries (terminals must be taped)
- VCR/DVR/DVD players
- Blu-Ray players
- Network devices (i.e. routers, hubs, modems)
- Peripheral components (i.e. hard drives, keyboards, mice, cables, codes, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies)
- Fax machines
- Digital converter boxes
- Cable/satellite receivers
- Portable music player
- Audio-Visual equipment
- Video games
This is a great opportunity to get rid of those old electronics and clean up for spring!
For more information, visit the Sedgwick County Environmental Resources page.