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E-rase Your E-waste Dates Set For 2019; Flood Damaged Items Accepted With Conditions


April 10, 2019 | View PDF

Save the dates! E-rase your E-waste organizers in Sidney have announced the dates for their annual spring and fall collection events, and this year Fairview is renewing its spring collection effort as well.

"We're pleased to be able to offer another springtime collection and to once again be working with the Fairview community to offer the service to city residents there," Beth Redlin, co-chair of the E-rase your E-waste Committee, said in making the announcement.

This year's spring collection is set for Friday and Saturday, May 3rd and 4th in both Sidney (Fri. and Sat.) and Fairview (Sat morning only), and the fall collection will be on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6-7 in Sidney.

MonDak area residents are invited to bring their damaged and outdated electronic equipment to the event for free recycling, although Redlin noted CRT monitors and TVs are still not being accepted, nor are projection televisions.

"Unfortunately, our e-cycler still cannot accept any monitors or televisions with cathode ray tubes (CRTs)," Redlin noted. "But most other electronic devices are being accepted, and our e-cycler, Yellowstone E-waste Solutions in Billings, has said they will even take flood damaged items, although with certain restrictions."

"I feel so bad for those folks who were affected by the flooding," e-cycler Kolbi Fox said. "They are probably needing an outlet for their dead electronics and we'd be happy to help. We just need to take special precautions."

In particular, she asked that those recycling flood damaged items remove any caked on mud and drain the electronics of any water before they turn them in for recycling. "The other thing is to have them let us know if the item/s were submersed in water so that we can put them in a separate gaylord box," Fox said, "That's just so we know they were water logged and they need to be handled more carefully by our staff."

General items accepted include computers and their components (printers, scanners, keyboards, flat screen monitors, etc.), cell phones, cameras, VCRs, cable TV boxes, fax machines, copiers, stereos, game boys and specialized electronic equipment used in businesses such as hospitals, law enforcement, manufacturing and even the oil field.

Both the Sidney spring and fall events will once again be held at the Richland County Shop at 2140 W. Holly in Sidney, next to the Fairgrounds; while the Fairview spring collection will be held at the Fairview Water Depot, located across the railroad tracks on 9th Street. Please note, both locations are ONLY available for drop offs during scheduled event times, when employees with Yellowstone E-waste Solutions and local volunteers will be available to help with loading and unloading.

Additional details, including drop off times, will be announced soon, Redlin said.


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