Local centers offer recycling services for those old, worn-out electronics
For residents who prefer to go green, there is the usual paper, plastic and aluminum cans to gather and recycle each week, but local recycling centers are now offering more options.
As of July 3, All Points Recycling, in Cassville since 2006, began offering electronics recycling.
"We decided with such a need for recycling electronics that we would do our part along with everything else because it was the right thing to do," said Leslie Smith, vice-president and co-owner of All Points Recycling and Carbon Transport in Cassville.
A list of electronic items now accepted include: routers, printers, remote controls, landline phones, mouses, cell phone chargers, dish receivers, stereos and speakers, typewriters, fax and copy machines, VCR and DVD players, microwaves, computers and TV's.
There is a charge of $15 for computer monitors and large TV's and $5 for small TV's and microwaves.
"We are breaking everything down and recycling all aspects," Smith said. "The only thing we're charging for at this time are the TV and computer monitors and the only reason is because those items cannot be recycled. But, all the other parts, the plastic, metal, memory boards and glass tubes, can be."
The electronics bin can be found next to the aluminum bin.
"As we start growing this program, we will have to hire more personnel to take apart the electronic items," Smith said. "Yes, we will incur some costs, but we will salvage everything we can off those items."
All Points also recycles Nos. 1-7 plastics, paper items, cardboard, styrofoam, plastic film, aluminum and tin cans. Glass recycling is not offered, due to a lack of profitability. The closest glass recycler is in Purdy or Monett.
"We would recycle glass only if we can get rebates for the glass," Smith said. "Right now, no one pays to recycle glass and we are a for-profit."
All Points Recycling is family owned and operated, and is located at 800 West 10th Street in Cassville.
"I love coming to work every day," Smith said. "I love my job and love that I get to work with my family."
Hours of operation are Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. to noon. For more information on recycling specific electronics, people may call 417-847-4258.
Rebel Recycling and Auto Salvage, in business approximately eight years, accepts and recycles household appliances, some electronics, metals and autos.
"We accept them, not buy them," said Manager Jeff Parman.
Examples of appliances include stoves, dishwashers, microwaves, washers, dryers, TV's and computers. The business also recycles lawn mowers, cars, metals and aluminum cans. They do not accept glass, plastics or cardboard.
Appliances are paid by weight at $85 per ton. So a 100-pound item would be paid at $4.25.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. For more information on recycling items, people may call 417-846-0220. Rebel Recycling is located at 12546 Hwy. 76 in Cassville.
Marck Recycling handles primarily industrial recycling but also accepts recyclables from residents, including Nos. 1-7 plastics, paper, cardboard, aluminum, tin and most any type of metal. Items do not have to be separated. Residents can bring items to the southwest end of the warehouse, which is located at 401 Main Street in Cassville. Hours of operation are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. For more information, people may call 1-877-228-2565.
Slinkard's Salvage accepts metals such as brass, copper, aluminum and steel, or most anything that has metal on it. They also accept household appliances, cars and engines. Cars are paid by weight at $130 per ton, and depending on the item, appliances are paid at $85 per ton.
Slinkard's has been in business for 30 years, originally started by Nick Slinkard for automotive parts recycling and automotive part sales.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon. For more information on recycling specific items, people may call 417-847-3005. Slinkard's is located at 18361 Hwy. 76 in Cassville.