A sea of TVs, DVDs, alarm clocks and computers blanketed the parking lot of Heman Park Community Center on Saturday.
A line of cars wrapped around the facility as people waited their turn to drop off items during a free electronics recycling event sponsored by University City.
Lynnette Hicks, Senior Public Works Programs Manager told University City Patch that by 11:30am Saturday, more than 100 cars had unloaded electronics. The event started at 10am and lasted until 2pm.
Hicks said the most unusual item collected was a metal detector.
Helping out at the event were teen-agers from the organization Boys Hope, located in Town and Country. The residential program takes academically motivated young men and sets them up in a residential house where they are given a good education and put through a college preparation process.
As part of the program the teens are required to give back to the community, said Ryan Hanewinkel, a residential counselor at Boys Hope.
A group of teen girls from Clayton High's Green Club also pitched in during Saturday’s event. The club supports going green and recycling and promoting eco-friendliness in the community.
"This year we've really tried to expand out of the Clayton community," said Margaret Mulligan, a senior at Clayton High School and co-president of the Green Club. "This year we're trying to work in U City more and branch out, so we thought this would be a good opportunity," she added.