Save the date: City of Lawrence electronics recycling event coming up June 8

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The City of Lawrence will host a recycling event in a few weeks where Douglas County residents can safely dispose of electronic items.

The May 2023 event kept more than 66,480 pounds of electronic waste out of landfills, according to the city.

“Residents can bring a variety of electronic items, including computers, laptops, printers, TVs, gaming systems, and small appliances,” according to a news release from the city on Thursday. “Please note that CRT TVs and monitors will be accepted with a disposal fee of $40 each, payable in cash.”

See a full list of items that can be recycled at the event at this link. Some items that are not accepted include CDs, DVDs, vapes, fire alarms, devices containing Freon, thermometers, light bulbs and household batteries.

The city is partnering with Teknix Solutions, which will ensure that all items are processed securely to protect your data and the environment, according to the release.

“Teknix’s certified equipment handlers ensure that any electronics they receive are securely destroyed on site or wiped clean using NIST SP 800-88 standards,” according to the release.

The event is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8 on the east side of Free State High School, which will be accessible via Overland Drive between Wakarusa Drive and Folks Road. Those who come should remain in their vehicles at all times, according to the release.

People who are interested in volunteering to help out at the event can find out how to do so at this link.

For folks who can’t make it, Best Buy and Goodwill stores also offer electronics recycling. There’s more info about that on the city’s webpage at this link.

Here’s the city’s map of the event setup:


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