Reina Recycling and Recovery Center held an open house Saturday in conjunction with America Recycle's Day and was a big success.
"The Open House was a huge success. The weather held up and people showed up. We had a huge turnout from the community with many taking advantage of the opportunity to bring TVs in for recycling without a fee," said Sherry Kruch, co-owner of the center.
There were a wide range of items dropped off.
"There were at least a couple dozen CRT TVs, and about just as many flat screens. We also had a lot of printers, computers, and small appliances dropped off," added Kruch.
Chuck Kruch, Sherry's husband and co-owner, had an unexpected delivery.
"A few dozen older Chromebooks were brought in from a school district to be recycled. There are several components that will be recycled from each Chromebook," he said.
Before programs like these, a lot of these electronics would be dumped in the landfills, or worse, out in the woods.
In total, just over 3,500 pounds of electronics were dropped off. The TVs and monitors accounted for 1,300 pounds.
"We had a chance to talk with many people we already knew, but also connect with many visitors who had just learned about us," continued Kruch.
Reina Recycling and Resource Recovery is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization devoted to providing electronics recycling services.
The event was held from 12-5 p.m. at their Fort Street address.
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