The Papio-Missouri River NRD’s free electronic waste (e-waste) recycling collections are coming up! Residents and most businesses in the Papio NRD service area can participate in these convenient events.
Simply gather unwanted e-waste, drive to a scheduled collection site, get in line, stay in your vehicle and collection staff will unload for you. The collections will accept computers, monitors, televisions, printers, office equipment, DVD/VHS players, audio equipment, radios and other small electronic devices.
Collection Dates and Times
The collections will be held at the Papio NRD/USDA Service Centers in Blair, Tekamah, Dakota City, and Walthill.
The collection schedule is:
Tuesday, May 25th in Tekamah and Blair
- Tekamah collection (539 S. 13th St.) – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Blair collection (1060 Wilbur St.) – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, May 27th in Dakota City and Walthill
- Dakota City collection (1505 Broadway) – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
- Walthill collection (106 Costello St.) – 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
E-waste will ONLY be accepted during the scheduled times and locations rain or shine! E-waste will not be accepted from computer or electronics repair/retail businesses. The collections will NOT accept microwaves or appliances. Midwest Electronic Recovery will wipe or shred all computer hard drives and recycle the materials collected.
The annual collections have received more than 193 tons of e-waste and 97% of it has been recycled. Recycling e-waste protects the environment from contamination by mercury, lead, arsenic, and cadmium present in e-waste components and also conserves landfill space.
Funding for the free e-waste collections is provided through the Litter Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grant Program and the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy. Please contact Deb Ward at (402) 374-1920 ext. 3 for more information.