The city of Manchester is partnering with Midwest Recycling Center [MRC] for its every other month electronic recycling event, which will next be held on Saturday, Nov. 18. The collection is held on the third Saturday in odd months at Paul A. Schroeder Park from 8-11 a.m.
With the recycling provider changing, guidelines and fee schedules also have changed. Generally, MRC accepts any electronic item that has a cord or battery, whether or not it is working condition. Items excluded from this list included alkaline batteries; CDs, DVDs or VHS tapes; hazardous materials; PCB containing ballasts; light bulbs; smoke detectors and fluorescent tubes.
For certain items, like CRT monitors, televisions, and any Freon containing unit, there is a fee of $5 to $50 depending on the item. For specific information on these fees, visit mrcrecycling.net/recycling-fees. Cash and check payments are accepted.
“This continues to be a very popular event. In July and September, MRC collected approximately 24,000 pounds at each event,” shared Manchester’s Public Works Director Bob Ruck. “These events are open to the public. You do not have to be a Manchester resident to participate.”
A collection event may be cancelled if snow, icy or severe weather conditions are present or forecasted, or if a conflict occurs with a Schroeder Park activity. Information about a cancellation will be posted on the city’s website, manchestermo.gov, as soon as it is available. Cancelled events will not be rescheduled, with collection resuming on the next regularly scheduled event.