If you’re like most of us, you probably 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 events this April.
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.
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. between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. for free disposal Thursday through Saturday, April 5-7 and again April 12-14, 2018.
*Businesses that sell or recycle electronics aren’t eligible.
The county will be accepting the following items for disposal:
Batteries (terminals must be taped)
Network devices (i.e. routers, hubs, modems)
Peripheral components (i.e. hard drives, keyboards, mice, cables, codes, CD-ROMs, circuit boards, power supplies)
Digital converter boxes
This is a great opportunity to get rid of those old electronics and clean up for spring! Thanks to Amy for sending me the tip about the e-waste collection event!
For more information, visit the Sedgwick County Environmental Resources page.