On Sept. 3, a resolution unanimously passed at the regular Manchester Board of Aldermen meeting accepting a 2019 Waste Reduction Grant from the Saint Louis County Department of Public Health. The city was approved for $21,987 that is earmarked for the bimonthly Electronics Recycling event at Paul A. Schroeder Park.
The grant covers the cost of CRT recycling, which normally has a fee of $5 to $50 per unit, depending on its size. Participants are authorized to recycle up to two TVs at no charge, so long as funding is available. Funding was available at the recent Sept. 21 recycling event, with 477 participants. The city collected 15 tons of electronics, which is up from 12 tons collected in July.
The next Electronics Recycling event is scheduled from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 16. Funding is still available for free CRT television disposals. For any participant wishing to dispose of three or more TVs, a charge will be imposed after the first two free items.