[NOV. 5, 2005]
The Logan County Joint Solid
Waste Agency, in a collaborative venture with Retro-Tech
Electronics, recently sponsored an electronics recycling collection,
which was a huge success. Nearly 13 tons of electronic equipment was
collected and diverted from area landfills. The collection provided
area households and businesses an opportunity to dispose of unwanted
electronic items in an environmentally responsible manner, resulting
in the removal of these items from area landfills, further reducing
the potential for health and environmental concerns.
The following is a
breakdown of items collected:
Monitors, 2.5 tons
CPUs (whole and parts), 3 tons
TVs, 2.5 tons
Household, 1.5 tons
Printers, 2 tons
Keyboards and mice, 1.25 tons
The agency thanks the Logan County Fair Association
for use of the fairgrounds site and thanks Bob Thomas for his
assistance in setting up for the event. Thanks also to Cross
Brothers Implement for the use of the forklift and to Dick Logan
Auto Care Center for the use of the marquee sign. The agency also
acknowledges the Lincoln Junior Woman's Club for providing
volunteers to assist with traffic flow.
Area residents may continue to dispose of working
and nonworking computer components on a year-round basis through
Computer Consulting Associates, 601 Keokuk in Lincoln. CCA, in an
ongoing collaboration with Retro-Tech Electronics, will accept
computer components for recycling or disposal in an environmentally
responsible manner. There is a $1 handling fee per component item.
Since beginning the collaboration in April of this year, more than
3,600 computer components have been collected by CCA.
For more information on the computer recycling
center, call CCA at 735-2677.
For more information on other recycling
opportunities or to address any recycling questions or concerns,
contact the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency office at
Joint Solid Waste Agency news release]