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Community event diverts more than 12-tons of E-waste from landfill

Posted on Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9:25 am

More than 24,000 pounds (or 12.25 tons) of e-waste was diverted from the landfill last weekend. This is thanks to the more than 850 participants who dropped off electronics at the City’s second Electronics Recycling Event. This event also included secure document shredding, to prevent identity theft and ensure personal and confidential information was disposed of properly. Approximately 15,000 pounds (or 7.5 tons) of shredded materials were processed on-site during the event.

Patient attendees waited in line to drive-thru and drop off their items. Electronic waste items collected primarily included computer-related equipment, such as monitors, printers and laptops. This successful event was coordinated by the City of Wentzville with help from Midwest Recycling Center and Shred-it.

“We are glad we can provide an opportunity to help the community dispose of electronic waste properly. We want to extend a big ‘thank you’ to everyone who participated and to our rock-star volunteers,” said Mayor Nick Guccione.

All in all, during 2018, the City of Wentzville has helped to divert more than 50,000 pounds (or 25 tons) of e-waste from the landfill. In January of 2018, the City hosted