Dates set for electronics, tire recycling
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Tired of those old computer monitors and other electronics taking up storage space?
If so, area residents will want to take advantage of the free electronics recycling day next month, thanks to a $2,000 Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) grant. The city has also earmarked $2,250 in dollars and in-kind contributions for the event.
Four days for tire recycling have also been scheduled in November.
Funding was made available to the city of Imperial for the electronics recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 11, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the city office parking lot.
A 16-foot box truck will be on site for the collection until it is full. Electronics from both homes and businesses will be accepted, said Jason Tuller, Imperial’s Community Development Director.
Tuller said accepted electronics include computers, laptops, computer monitors, televisions, audio/video equipment, all small appliances, printers, phones and coffee pots.
Two weekends in November, Nov. 7-8 and 14-15, are set aside for tire recycling at the Southwest Nebraska Solid Waste Agency transfer station during normal business hours.
Tuller said only tires from the southwest Nebraska area will be accepted from residents. Retailers are not eligible to participate. Tires must be removed from their rims.
Friday transfer station hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tires will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1 to 4 p.m. both Saturdays.
The solid waste agency received a $12,188 grant from DEQ for the tire recycling.