More than 500 participants attended this weekend’s event at Holt High School sponsored by the City of Wentzville. Approximately 21,000 pounds of electronic waste (e-waste) was collected and more than 21,000 pounds of documents were shredded as part of this recurring community event.
Documents were shredded onsite to prevent identity theft and ensure personal and confidential information was properly disposed of. Electronic items collected primarily included computer-related equipment, such as laptops, monitors and printers. This successful event was coordinated by the City with support from Midwest Recycling Center, Shred-it, and the Wentzville School District.
“We are so glad we can continue to offer this service to the community. We want to extend a big ‘thank you’ to those who participated and to our hard-working volunteers!” said Mayor Nick Guccione.
All in all, during 2019, the City of Wentzville has helped to divert more than 48,000 pounds of e-waste from the landfill. Since the City began hosting these events in January of 2018, almost 100,000 pounds of e-waste has been collected. The City plans to continue these events to help the community dispose of electronic waste properly.
Watch for 2020 dates to be announced soon!