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University City Hosting Free Electronics Recycling Event

The free electronics recycling event will take place Saturday, November 5th at he Heman Park Community Center in University City.

University City is holding a free community electronics recycling collection this Saturday at Heman Park Community Center (975 Pennsylvania).

The event is FREE and open to everyone in St. Louis, so it's the perfect opportunity to toss any old electronics in an environmentally friendly way.

“It is possible to recycle old computers, printers and smart phones, rather than throw them into dumpsters. That’s why we’re holding this event – to make it easy and affordable for everyone to do the right thing,” said City Manager Lehman Walker in a news release.

The electronics recycling event will be held Saturday, November 5th, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the Heman Park Community Center located at 975 Pennsylvania Avenue, and is open to everyone in the St. Louis area.  

Items OK to recycle:

  • all consumer electronics
  • televisions
  • computers
  • home office equipment
  • large appliances.  

CLICK HERE for a more complete list of accepted recycling items

Items NOT OK to recycle

  • items containing mercury or Freon (e.g., refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, etc.)
  • broken glass
  • biohazards
  • hazardous waste
  • liquids
  • fluorescent bulbs
  • smoke detectors
Brent Kornblum November 01, 2011 at 09:56 PM
Well it won't make it easy and affordable for "everyone." University City has a large population of Sabbath observant Jews who will be unable to participate in Saturday recycling event. This particular community should take this significant population into consideration when planning important events.
John Clark November 02, 2011 at 02:31 PM
That's a fair point. Is it possible to have a drop-off zone during the day on Friday?
George Lenard November 02, 2011 at 02:35 PM
Would it be that hard for the City to respond to this observance by immediately arranging for a few additional hours on Friday before sundown or Sunday or during the week -- now that the issue has been raised? If residents have electronics they wish to recycle but cannot do so on Saturday for religious reasons, I would hope they would call City Hall and request alternative arrangements. (I am not part of "this significant population," but agree its needs are sometimes not adequately considered.)
Myra Lopez November 02, 2011 at 06:54 PM
For people unable to attend Saturday's U City recycling event -- Creve Coeur is holding a free electronics recycling event on Sunday, Nov 6th (8am to 4pm) at Congregation B’nai Amoona located at 324 S. Mason Rd, Creve Coeur. http://patch.com/E-jhMv

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