Tossing out old electronics is dangerous. Many contain toxic materials such as lead, mercury and arsenic. If you take those items to the dump you will pay an environmental impact fee. If you got a new TV or computer this holiday and you’re wondering what to do with the one you already had, an upcoming event in Reno may help.
The free electronics recycling event is sponsored by the City of Reno, City of Sparks, District Health, Washoe County, UNR, Whole Foods, Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority, Radiant Technologies, West Coast Contractors, New2u Computers and IVGID Waste Not. They are picking up the tab so you don’t have to.
Working electronics that are dropped off at the end of the month will be refurbished, repaired and resold by New2U Computers. Anything that can no longer be useful will be sent to a highly qualified company in California for recycling. New2U Computers is a local non-profit organization that sells refurbished computers at rock-bottom prices. The money they earn is then used to fund programs for the disabled in Northern Nevada. Worried about recycling your computer because of identity theft? Don’t be. New2U certifies data destruction to protect your privacy.
To recycle your unwanted electronics just drop by the Livestock Event Center, Community building. Collection will run from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM on January 31, 2009. For more information call (775)329-1126 or check out the links below.