Free electronic recycling event comes to Barry County

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

2-hour event limited to household-use items, computers

A free electronic recycling event for residents of Barry County will be held on Saturday in the parking lot of the Family Life Center in Cassville from 9-11 a.m.

The event is free and open to all residents until the trucks are full or grant funds have been exhausted.

The effort is a collaboration between the Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Region N, Computer Recycling Center, the Family Life Center and All Points Recycling to provide households in Barry County. Recycling is open for household recyclables, including computers, and not business and industrial material.

Acceptable items include: computers, laptops, cell phones, TVs, keyboards, DVD players, microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators and monitors with a battery or a cord. Refrigerators, microwaves or other items containing food waste or other waste will not be accepted. All items should be clean. Residents will be limited to no more than two TVs of the same make or model from the same resident.

Funding for this project is from a grant through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. The effort helps to ensure that electronic waste is recycled and not discarded improperly.

Solid Waste Region N serves the counties of Barry, Lawrence, Stone, Dade and Taney. Region N will hold one recycling event in each of their five counties this fall.

Due to restrictions in the grant, this event is only open to households. Items will not be accepted from businesses, churches, schools, hotels, resorts, city/county offices or any other organizations. Businesses can contact Computer Recycling Center at 417-866-2588.

Computer Recycling and Region N reserve the right to refuse any items as necessary.

No items can be left before 9 a.m. No advance unloading will be allowed. In order to maintain good traffic flow and for pedestrian/worker safety, there will be one way in and one way out, identified by entrance and exit signs.

Donations will be accepted to help offset the recycling costs. For questions, people may call the Region N Office at 417-236-9012.

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