Recycling televisions and monitors:  Best Buy will accept up to 3 per month for $25 per unit.

I found four companies that will take your CRT* TV and was told they will charge $25 to $30 per TV.
 
Midwest Recycling Center  11139 S. Towne Square, St. Louis (Concord Village), MO 63123  314-200-9017  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Didion Orf  206 Didion Drive, St. Peters, MO 63376  636-397-6060
 
Best Buy  Chesterfield Commons, 178 THF Blvd., Chesterfield, MO 63005  636-536-2303  (They charge $25 per TV)

EPC   3941 Harry S Truman Blvd., St Charles , MO 63301   636-443-1999   9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 
*CRT TV's are considered hazardous material that can no longer go into the landfill.  It requires an R2 certified** company or a certified hazardous waste disposal company.

*R2 certification (sometimes referred to as responsible recycling certification) is a company level certification based on the R2 standard overseen by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).  This certification is intended for electronics recyclers. Certification is issued by third party certifying bodies)

 

For paint and household chemical recycling, consider Earthbound Recycling in Eureka, MO.  It is fee-based ($.25 per pound) and the liquid must be in its original container with the label.  Hours of operation: Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  They also accept scrap metal and single-stream recycling along with certain electronics.

Earthbound Recycling
25 Truitt Dr Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-1188
 

For hazardous household chemical recycling, St. Louis County Department of Health has opened its new recycling center at 291 Hoffmeister, St. Louis, MO 63125 this Spring of 2013.

Web Innovations and Technology Services (WITS), a not-for-profit organization, has a convenient website to schedule a drop-off for electronics.  They will not take the older CRT (glass domed-front; deep back) TV's

A list of accepted items WITS does take includes:

Absolutely no paints, tires, chemicals/hazardous, wood products or console TV's will be accepted.

Businesses and residents also may request low-cost pickup services.  All donations, fees and costs are tax-deductible.

For more information, email programs@witsinc.org.

PC Plan-it Computer Company
20 Sanders Dr

O Fallon, MO 63366 

Phone: 636 272-3373

 

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm

Saturday 10am - 2pm

Sunday Closed

 

Recycling Center

 

PC Plan-it offers FREE recycling services for consumers and business.  PC Plan-it processes 2+ tons of outdated or dead technology every month.  Hardware is demanufactured and processed in our 2,000 square foot facility ensuring our landfills stay clean.  We can provide proof of destruction certificates for businesses needing data destruction validation.  For local businesses we can in most cases offer free pickup and recycling.  We have a 24' enclosed trailer so no job is too big!  If you are a business, please contact us for a possible buy-out of your equipment.

 

So if you have old equipment taking up valuable space, give us a call or drop off at our store for an easy green solution!

 

Most Common Item Accepted: 

 

A website mentioned by a young reader, Marcus, contains great information (copy and paste address):  http://www.partstap.com/repair-the-environment-an-experts-guide-to-recycling-appliances-electronics.aspx

Another valuable website:  http://www.partselect.com/JustForFun/Guide-to-Recycling-Appliances-and-Electronics.aspx

This is a new link called http://www.ecyclestlouis.org/search.php for additional locations of drop-off areas for your outdated electronics. (copy and paste address)

Recycling Electronics Doesn't Have to Be Difficult

It's called e-waste or electronic waste. Every year there are tons of discarded computers, printers, scanners, fax machines, keyboards, and cellphones. The new models that seem to go on sale every day means more e-waste, especially when it comes to televisions .

In 2009, when analog signals go away for good, replaced by digital signals, many people are expected to replace old televisions with newer models. Environmental advocates say don't throw your old tv's in the trash; recycle them.

DCAL Services is an electronics recycling center located in Webster Groves. Its warehouse is full of e-waste, including an estimated 40,000 pounds of televisions per month, brought there for proper disposal.

"We've seen a 10 to 15% increase every year on televisions and the monitors," says DCAL owner Darrel Schmidt, "and we expect to see a 20 to 30%increase in 2008, 2009, and going forward."

It takes under 10 minutes to disassemble television. After disassembly, tv's are separated into plastic, metals, and glass.

Circuit boards are ground up into electronic hash. All those products will be sent to smelters for proper disposal or recycling into new products.

"For future generations," says Schmidt, "our water system, our air is being polluted and we need to properly dispose of electronics. In the glass you have lead, cadmium, mercury, that if it's in a landfill it basically leaches into our water system and pollutes it. You have high metal contents in your circuit boards that need to be disposed of properly."

Not all recyclers accept all electronic devices, so make sure your recycler will take your particular device. There is a cost for recycling some items. To learn more about recycling e-waste and find your nearest recycling center, go to the link below.

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle Paper, Plastic and More!

Recycling is one of the most effective ways for an individual to make an impact on the world. It helps improve the natural environment in which we all live. Making the right steps toward the reduction in consumption, reusing what we can, and recycling what we can't reuse will make a huge difference. It all starts with one person doing the right thing, such as throwing that plastic bottle into the appropriate bin or buying wholesale reusable shopping bags. An increasing population means more people create waste. Therefore, we must all play a role in reducing that waste.

Recycling and Reusing Plastic

  • In the United States, roughly 2,500,000 plastic bottles are used every hour! Unfortunately, the majority of them are tossed into the trash. Using a reusable water bottle will help reduce the amount of plastic bottles that end up in landfills. The same concept applies for plastic bags. Use custom reusable bags to cut down on environmental pollution.
  • It takes between 100 and 400 years to break down plastics in a landfill. Imagine how much of that could be reduced by switching over to custom reusable bags rather than throwing out plastic shopping bags.
  • Recycling plastics conserves roughly 88 percent more energy than when they are made from raw materials, such as natural gas and oil.
  • In the United States, people throw away enough plastic bottles to line up around the Earth four times!
  • It takes five two-liter bottles made from polyethylene terephthalate (PETE) to manufacture one square foot of polyester carpet.
  • Internationally, people use roughly a million plastic bags every minute, which adds up to 2.2 billion gallons of oil used every year. This could be greatly reduced if everyone switched to using custom reusable bags.

Reducing Waste and Composting

Water and Energy Conservation

  • According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the annual energy used to deliver and treat water for ten homes could run a refrigerator for more than two years.
  • The average household loses approximately 10 gallons of water per day through leaks. Repairing leaky faucets and toilets will reduce each household's water footprint.
  • Americans drink less than one percent of treated water produced at water facilities. In fact, the majority of water consumption goes toward lawn care, washing machines, and toilet usage.
  • In United States, the combined energy output of all home refrigerators across the nation could power 25 large power plants every year.
  • Collectively, the residences in America today use an estimated 22.5 percent of the country's energy. Unfortunately, the majority of these homes do not practice energy efficiency, which could drastically reduce energy consumption. It could also save the average family up to 25 percent off their utility bills.
  • The average household could drastically reduce water consumption by using greywater for watering trees, shrubs, and flowers. Do not use greywater on vegetable gardens or lawns.

Environmental Awareness and Conservation Lesson Plans

  • Water Conservation: Use this lesson plan to teach students the availability of fresh water and ways to purify and conserve it. Be sure to stress the importance of reducing bottle consumption and ways to avoid polluting the environment, such as using a reusable water bottle or buying wholesale reusable shopping bags.
  • Water Conservation Lesson Plans: Choose from one of the many water conservation lesson plans that will help kids understand the importance of saving water.
  • How Can We Help Maintain Our Water Supply? Conserving Water: Use this lesson plan to help students understand ways to maintain our water supply starting at home.
  • Water Conservation for Kids: NASA shares a lesson plan that helps promote water conservation and environmental awareness for students.
  • Recycling Lesson Plans: Use these lesson plans to impart the importance of recycling to students at an early age. Teach them simple steps, such as recycling bottles and using reusable imprinted grocery bags.
  • Recycling Plans and Activities: Choose from a variety of lesson plans and activities that kids can participate in that will help them learn the importance of recycling, including the importance of using reusable grocery bags to cut down on pollution.
  • Reduce, Re-use, Recycle: Use this lesson plan to introduce the concepts of reducing, reusing, and recycling everything, especially plastic bags that end up in the waterways. Teach kids to use reusable bags instead.
  • The Importance of Composting: Use this module to help students understand the importance of composting and techniques they can use at home to improve their soil.
  • Composting for Better Soil: Use this teacher guide to help students learn how composting improves the condition of soil.
  • Composting With Worms Lesson Plan for Preschoolers: Use this lesson plan to teach preschoolers the role of worms in composting.

 

Related Link: http://www.reusethisbag.com/articles/reduce-reuse-recycle-paper-plastic-more.php
 

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