Electronic Waste Collection Event Coming to West Plains October 22Ozark Radio News

West Plains, MO. – Bring your old computers, printers, and other electronics to the E-Waste Collection event October 22 in West Plains.

The South Central Solid Waste District and the City of West Plains is pleased to offer this service free of charge to residents of Douglas, Oregon, Ozark, Shannon, Texas, Howell, and Wright counties.


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The E-Waste Collection event will be held from 10:00 a.m. to noon, October 22 at the West Plains Materials Recycling Facility (Transfer Station), at 1853 Old Airport Road. This is a first come, first serve event until the transport trucks are full.

Residents can bring laptops, desktops, tablets, servers, all in ones, cell phones, routers/hubs/switches, adapters, inkjet/toner cartridges, printers/scanners, copy machines, fax machines, landline phones, keyboards/mice, LCD/LED computer monitors, remote controls, cable/satellite boxes, dishes/receivers and equipment, stereos/speakers, VCRs/DVD players, blue ray players, DVRs, typewriters, most appliances, all batteries, all cords, all TVs, microwaves, computer monitors, and fluorescent bulbs. The only things that cannot currently be accepted are refrigerant-containing items.

 South Central Solid Waste District Coordinator Tegan Vaughn, said she is pleased that there is funding available for these events. “We have been getting calls and hearing that electronic items have been piling up in garages and we know that there is certainly a need for E-waste collections. We are happy to be able to provide these collection events for free for residents in our communities.”


Funding for these collections comes from grants from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. For questions about these events, please contact the South Central Solid Waste District at 417-256-4226.


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