Rine River offers electronic waste recycling

LEROY — Pine River High School is offering residents from across Osceola County and beyond the opportunity to recycle electronic waste collecting dust in their homes.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the high school, located at 17445 Pine River Road in LeRoy.

The school’s last collection in May brought in almost 10,000 pounds of waste with the help of Comprenew, a nonprofit organization based in Grand Rapids that recycles four million pounds of electronics each year. As an extra incentive, Comprenew gives two cents for each pound collected back to the collection host. For the May collection, Pine River High School received about $200.

Individuals can bring in technological equipment they no longer want such as printers, keyboards, mice and monitors, computers, hard drives and external disks, projectors, televisions, satellite dishes, phones, fax and answering machines, copiers, radios, stereos, speakers, cameras, calculators, batteries, iPods, MP3 players, CD players, gaming systems, DVD players, VCRs, CDs, DVDs, floppy disks, modems, ink toner cartridges, electric power tools, power cords, cables, wires, vacuums, microwaves and medical equipment.

No light bulbs, refrigerators, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or large appliances can be accepted. For more information, call the school at (231) 829-3841.