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Jaycees to hold e-waste collection event

By Staff | Jun 5, 2020

The Rugby Jaycees will hold an electronic waste collection event Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Rugby Dairy Queen parking lot.

The June 10 event will raise funds for any charity the donor chooses, according to Rugby Jaycees President Karin Fritel.

“For every computer brought in, the Rugby Jaycees will donate $5 to a local charity,” Fritel said in an email to the Tribune.

“The donor gets to pick the charity they want to donate to,” Fritel said. “Last year’s recipients were: The Lyric Theater, Rugby Meals on Wheels, Rugby Food Pantry, Rugby Recreation and the Little Flower School.”

“This event is for electronic recycling only, so do not bring things that are not electronic,” Fritel advised. “The following is a list of accepted items: computers, laptops, keyboard/mouse, speakers, printers, copiers, fax machines, satellite receivers, VCR/DVD players, cell phones/office phones, network and server equipment, tablets/smart phones, video game consoles, MP3/Ipod/hand held gaming devices, cords, cables and power supplies.”

“Flat screen monitors, TVs and hard drive shredding has a fee,” Fritel added.

The hard drive shredding fee is $7. CRT (tube) monitors and televisions smaller than 19 inches will be accepted for $20 each, while CRT monitors and televisions greater than 19 inches will be accepted for $30 each. Console and projection televisions will be accepted for a $40 fee and flat panel monitors and televisions will be accepted for a $5 fee.

Fritel added, “There is no limit (on the number of items accepted). Last event, we had a school donate all their old computers and another person came back three times with more stuff once they realized all the different items we accepted.”

“The Jaycees do not receive any profit from this event,” Fritel noted. “In fact, we actually pay to have the company come to town for the recycling event. All money charged (for TVs and hard drives) goes directly to the e-waste company.”

North Dakota E-Waste, LLC of Bismarck will collect the electronic items at the event.

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