Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful (KNB), in conjunction with the City of Nacogdoches, will host a free technology recycling event on September 10, 2016, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The event will be held at the lot on the corner of Hospital St. and Pearl St., next to the Appraisal District office - near the Farmers Market.
Acceptable items include computer towers and servers, laptops, monitors, routers, printers, copiers and fax machines, power backup supplies, wires, cables, ink cartridges, cameras, cell phones and phone systems, radios and stereos.
“Monthly e-cycle events will provide an opportunity for Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful, the City of Nacogdoches, and other community organizations to offer special donation and recycling events to the Nacogdoches community,” Katie Blevins, KNB executive coordinator, said. “Our new location is adjacent to the Nacogdoches Farmer’s Market; it will bring greater visibility and easier access to technology recycling in Nacogdoches and an opportunity to provide information to the community about recycling and other environmental issues.”
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“This e-cycle event will be the first of many,” said Jamie Bouldin, KNB chair person. “We hope to make this a regular event, hosted on second Saturdays of each month.”
The new, monthly e-cycle events will replace the existing electronics recycling shed behind the Nacogdoches Rec Center. While citywide recycling of clean and separated cardboard, plastics #1 and #2, paper, and glass will still be available behind the Nacogdoches Recreation Center, electronics recycling will no longer be available at this location.
One factor that led to the e-cycle program update is the illegal dumping of electronics and TVs outside the e-cycle shed. “It’s easy for people to leave unwanted items at the shed. It’s a location with low visibility. They did the work to load the items in their car; they want to be done with it,” Katie Blevins, KNB executive coordinator, said. “What people may not realize is that leaving electronics and TVs outside of the recycling shed is considered illegal dumping.”