An electronics recycling project in the northeast Nebraska community of Plainview is so popular, it’s being expanded.
In the past, the event ran for a few days in various locations, but organizer Carol Peters says they’re now planning to take computers and other electronics every Thursday and Saturday in February.
They get lots of phone calls after the events are over so they wanted to offer more dates. A company in Omaha is bringing up a trailer that they’ll simply start to fill up.
Peters says they will be able to accept most home electronics.
“We’ll accept the whole computer, the monitor, the tower, and we’ll accept TVs, microwaves,” Peters says, but not stoves or refrigerators.
While there is a small charge to take the equipment, Peters says it’s not a money maker for the Northeast Nebraska Resource, Conservation & Development Council.
She says it’s $5 for each monitor and $5 for each computer tower. Small TVs will also be $5 and that price will go up, based on the size of the TV.
Peters says they are known for their recycling projects and this is an extension of that.
Jerry Oster, WNAX, Yankton