April 17, 2014

Electronic and hazardous waste recycling available

The Johnson County Household Hazardous Materials Collection Program will be collecting electronic waste for recycling in addition to household hazardous waste (HHW) from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on the following upcoming Saturdays: July 13, Aug. 10 and Sept. 14.
Residents must make an appointment to drop off their electronic waste and hazardous waste for recycling, and may do so by calling (913)715-6900 or make an appointment online at LINK.
Accepted electronic items are any electronic devices that have a cord or batteries including cameras, CD players, cell phones, all computer equipment, faxes, printers, video games, small kitchen appliances and more. All items are recycled for free, except CRT (tube) televisions ($15) and wooden console televisions ($25). No items containing freon are accepted.
As advancements in technology progress rapidly, older technology expires and becomes obsolete. So before tossimg that old cell phone or computer, printer or TV, consider recycling it.
The facility is open year round and accepts appointments for household hazardous waste throughout the week. Electronic waste is only accepted during the three dates listed. For more information call (913)715-6900 or go online at LINK.

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