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E-Waste Collection Is This Friday & Saturday, Sidney, Fairview

 

September 9, 2020 | View PDF



The 16th annual “Erase your Ewaste” event gets under way in Sidney this coming Friday from 3-7 p.m. at the Richland County Public Shop next to the Fairgrounds. MonDak area residents…not just Richland County…are encouraged to bring their obsolete or damaged electronic items for recycling in both Sidney and Fairview this weekend. “Let us help you with your fall cleaning,” Coordinator Heather Luinstra said.

Organizers and volunteers will be following county public health guidelines for COVID-19, including wearing masks and social distancing. Members of the public are asked to do the same if they have to get out of their vehicles for any reason. “By adhering to these guidelines we can continue to provide this service to our region,” Luinstra said.

Sidney’s event begins Friday and then continues from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday. Fairview’s event will be Saturday only, also from 9 a.m. to noon, at the water station on 9th Street. Fairview seniors or others needing assistance in delivering their e-waste may call Ray Trumpower at 742-5616.

Yellowstone E-waste Solutions, Billings is the e-cycler for the event and continues to offer their services for FREE. The only exception is a $7 charge for removing a hard drive for those needing certificates of destruction or just wanting to hang on to them.

Large loads: As in past years, local businesses, agencies and organizations with large amounts to e-cycle are asked to make an appointment by calling Luinstra at 406-433-2207 or emailing [email protected] .

No CRT televisions or monitors are being accepted and no projection TV units or consoles. Other limitations include no consumer white goods, vacuums, light bulbs, CFLs, mercury thermometers, alkaline batteries (rechargeable are okay), or items containing refrigerants (including dehumidifiers), oils, or acids.

The “E-rase your E-waste” effort is now in its 16th year and recycled 511,000 lbs., or 255 tons, of e-waste since 2005. The event is coordinated by members of the Richland County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), Richland County Disaster and Emergency Services, and the USDA Agricultural Research Lab in Sidney. The Richland County Public Works Department also makes their facilities freely available for the collection event.

 

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