Reno's annual Community e-Waste Collection Event for spring 2013 will be on Saturday, April 20. Round up your old electronics gizmos and bring them to the site of the old Park Lane Mall (corner Plumb Lane and S. Virginia Street), between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., for proper disposal and recycling. The traffic flow is to enter from Plumb Lane, exit to Virginia Street. One of this event's primary sponsors, New2U Computers, recycles computers by providing free refurbished units to local residents with disabilities and low-cost computers to the community at large. This event is for residents only. Businesses should make arrangements directly with New2U Computers for recycling and disposal of their electronics.
A donation of $20 per vehicle is requested for disposal of electronics at the Community e-Waste Collection Event. The fee goes to cover the cost of proper electronic recycling. Vouchers for $10 are available in advance from New2U Computers, 50 E. Greg St., Suite 103 in Sparks, and from Whole Foods Market,, 6139 S. Virginia Street in Reno. It will be $20 on the day of the event. The fee includes up to two TVs per vehicle. Additional TVs are $10 each. Donations are tax-deductable and a receipt will be provided. New2U Computers follows Department of Defense regulations and will provide a certificate of data destruction upon request. For more information, call New2U at (775) 329-1126.
What Electronics can be Recycled?Pretty much anything in the way of electronics can be disposed of at this event. Many items can be recycled and put to good use helping people right here in our community. Furthermore, by participating in the Communitye-Waste Collection Event you are helping reduce illegal dumping and keeping toxic materials out of the landfill. Here is a partial list of stuff that can be brought to the event. Note that metal is also welcome. Check with New2U Computers for more information about acceptable items.
- Cables / Cords
- Power Supplies
- DVD Players
- Video Game Systems
- Cell Phones
- Washers / Dryers
- Metal Shelving
- Car Parts
Volunteers Needed for the Reno Community e-Waste Collection EventIf you would like to volunteer at the Community e-Waste Collection Event, call New2U Computers at (775) 329-1126 or sign up online with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful. Volunteer workers are needed for jobs like distributing donation receipts, collecting cash donations, traffic control, unloading cars, sorting donations, and loading pallets with electronics to be recycled. You'll be fed breakfast and/or lunch and get to recycle for free. Available shifts are 8 a.m. to 12 noon and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Sponsors of the Reno Community e-Waste Collection EventEvents like this benefit everyone and the sponsors deserve to be recognized for their community service. In addition to New2U Computers and Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, a thank you goes out to KTVN Channel 2 News, Sims Recycling Solutions/Sims Metals Management, City of Reno, Washoe County, Whole Foods Market, Reno News & Review, Disability Resources, Lotus Radio Corp, Grainger, and Castaway Trash Hauling.
Sources: Washoe County press release, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful.