Wausau Non-Profit To Hold Weekend e-Cycle Event
A Wausau non-profit is collecting electronic waste in a special event this Saturday.
Good News Project in Wausau is accepting electronics Saturday morning from 9 a.m.to noon at it's warehouse at 1106 5th Street in Wausau.
Good News Project Executive Director Christine Daniels talks about the items they accept...
"....we accept everything with a cord, with the exception of large appliances. We can take things like your computer, speakers, perhaps an old X-Box, coffeemaker, vacuum, We charge 40 cents a pound for those types of electronics...."
Daniels says they take e-waste each Friday, but about once each quarter they hold a Saturday collection for people unable to make it during the week.
According to the Wisconsin DNR website, computers, TVs, cell phones and other electronics contain valuable materials that can be recovered through recycling. Electronics also contain potentially hazardous materials, such as lead and mercury, that can pose a risk to human health and the environment if not properly managed. They don’t accept liquids, paints, batteries and several other items.
More information is available at 715-843-5985 or on the website goodnewswi.com