Lewis and Clark Community College and the Riverbend Growth Association are joining forces again to host a community E-Waste drive this Friday and Saturday. From 9 a.m. until noon both days, you can bring almost anything with a cord to the Tolle Lane parking lot across from the Lewis & Clark Godfrey Campus and dispose of it for free.


Basically, most anything that has a cord or batteries can be e-cycled. They are even accepting televisions – for a price. For more information you can contact Keener by calling 468-2782.

The following is a sampling of the items that will be accepted:

  • Computers, printers, cables and peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
  • Fax machines, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers
  • Video game consoles, digital video disc player/recorders, portable digital music players
  • Networking equipment, server, telecommunications, phones, cell phones, clocks, etc.
  • VCR, stereos, and audio/video equipment (including cable/satellite)
  • Holiday lights, metal decorations and metal furniture
  • Electrical, cabling, communication machinery, and equipment
  • Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons, etc.
  • White goods: washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces, etc.
  • Medical equipment and all types of diagnostic equipment. (Call to verify equipment.)
  • Industrial machinery and equipment (including power and gas equipment)
  • Lawn equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers, etc.
  • Old motors, non-PCB type transformers and other electrical equipment
  • Car and rechargeable batteries and lead items
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • LCD monitors (flat screen)
  • LCD TVs (flat screen)
  • Air conditioners, refrigerators and humidifiers
  • PCBs (capacitors/transformers/ballast)

The following are items that will NOT be accepted:

  • Radioactive materials
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Air conditioners, refrigerators and humidifiers
  • Household smoke detectors
  • Hazardous materials (oil/antifreeze/paint)
  • Non-electronics (tires/wood/asbestos/office waste/furniture/fiberglass/insulation/roofing/dirt)
  • Flammable materials
  • Other hazardous materials (pesticides/oil filters/air bags/lead/mercury switches/fluorescent lights)
  • Explosives (firearms/ammunition/shells)
  • DVDs and CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes

The following are items that are accepted only on a limited basis:

  • One CRT monitor per tower (CRT monitors without tower will incur a $5-$35 fee)

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