Spring "E-Rase Your E-Waste" Event Cancelled; Fall Event Still Planned

This year’s May e-waste recycling event was cancelled again this spring, in part to give organizers an opportunity to review the “E-rase Your E-waste” program and plan for the long-term future of e-cycling in this region.

“We’ve had a number of calls and emails from people asking about our spring event and we’ve asked them, in turn, to please hold on to their items until September when our regular fall collection will go forward as usual,” new “E-rase Your E-waste” Coordinator Heather Luinstra said last week. “We decided to forgo the spring event this year as we are in the midst of re-evaluating the program following a change in leadership and are exploring new opportunities to provide additional ecycling options for local residents. Once that evaluation is complete, we’ll announce any planned changes.”

“In the meantime, however, the fall E-rase Your E-waste event will continue as usual in September although the date is not yet set,” Luinstra said. She thanked the community for their interest and their support of the program. Now in its 17th year, the local “E-rase your E-waste” program continues to offer electronics recycling to the MonDak region free of charge at least once a year. Since its inception the volunteer effort has recycled more than a half million pounds of damaged or obsolete electronics from this area, inspiring other communities to follow suit elsewhere across the state and beyond.

Additional information on the specific dates and times for the 2021 fall event will be announced later this summer, Luinstra noted.


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