Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful (KNB), in conjunction with the City of Nacogdoches, will host Techcycle Saturday, a free technology recycling event on March 25, 2017, from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. The collection location is at 220 W. Hospital St. across Pearl Street from the Farmer’s Market.
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful has restructured its technology recycling program to streamline the collection process and to continue offering Nacogdoches residents a sustainable, volunteer-based technology recycling option. Three Techcycle Saturdays will be conducted this year. Those are from 9 a.m. to noon on March 25, June 24 and Sept. 23.
"Our collection schedule has changed over the past year, going from weekly to monthly, and now quarterly," Katie Blevins, KNB executive coordinator, said. "It's a volunteer based program; we want to utilize volunteer time in the most efficient way while still offering a technology recycling option for the Nacogdoches community."
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful volunteers collected 300 lbs. of recycled electronics at the monthly collection events. After an initial influx on the first monthly collection day, the amount of recycled electronics collected at the monthly events equaled the amount collected during the previous weekly program offered in past years. Blevins expects a similar collection rate from the 2017 quarterly collection events.
Items accepted are computers, including towers, monitors and laptops, hard drives, printers, cables, mice, keyboards, DVD/VCR players, projectors, radios, telephones, cell phones, networking equipment/routers, copiers, fax machines and cords/wires.
Items not accepted include TVs, major appliances, such as washers, dryers and refrigerators, cameras, small household appliances, such as blenders, toasters, coffee makers and vacuum cleaners, ink and toner cartridges. Best Buy in Lufkin will accept TVs for recycling for a fee.
Electronics recycling is also accepted at Staples, 4608 North St. Acceptable items include computers, monitors, laptops, printers and other items. Items larger than a printer or computer monitor will not be accepted.
Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that promotes waste reduction, litter management and beautification throughout Nacogdoches County. If you or your organization would like to partner with KNB, email firstname.lastname@example.org.