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Three fall electronic waste collection events set


Residents of Howell and surrounding Missouri counties, including Wright County, are encouraged to bring old and worn-out electronics to one of three upcoming fall electronic waste (E-waste) collection events hosted by the South Central Solid Waste District.

The events are open free of charge to residents of Douglas, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, Howell and Wright counties.

Collections will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 23 at the West Plains Transfer Station, 1853 Old Airport Road; Sept. 30 at 603 Main St. in Cabool, behind Gazebo Park and across from People’s Community Bank; and Oct. 14 at the Douglas County Health Department, 603 Springfield Road, Ava.

All three are first-come, first-serve events until the transport trucks are full, said officials. Residents can bring laptop, desktop and tablet computers; servers; all-in-ones; cell phones; routers, hubs and switches; adapters; inkjet and toner cartridges; printers and scanners; copy machines; fax machines; landline phones; keyboards and mice; LCD/LED computer monitors; remote controls; cable and satellite boxes, dishes/receivers and equipment; stereos and speakers; VCRs, DVD players, Blu-ray players and DVRs; typewriters; most appliances; all batteries, cords and TVs; microwaves; and fluorescent bulbs.

The only things that cannot currently be accepted, say officials, are refrigerant-containing items.

South Central Solid Waste District Coordinator Tegan Vaughn says she is pleased that there is grant funding available for these events: “We are happy to be able to continue to provide these free electronic collection events for residents in our communities.”

Funding for the collection events comes from grants through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

For questions about the events, contact Vaughn at 417-247-7875.