Recycling Event for CRT Televisions, Other Electronics In Lincoln

By Paul Ploumis

The Nebraska Recycling Council will be accepting CRT TVs, monitors and other electronics for recycling at 5001 S 16th Street in Lincoln on Saturday, June 12. Electronics will be accepted for free with a limit of two TVs or monitors per participant.

Other items being accepted include computer equipment and accessories, audio/video equipment, laptops, cell phones, cords, cable boxes, gaming consoles and small household appliances.  No microwaves will be accepted.  A complete list of what will be accepted is available at the website www.RecycleYourOldTV.org.

The event runs from 9 am-1 pm, or until the event has reached its maximum amount allowed.   The goal is to target old, bulky cathode ray tube (CRT) television sets because they contain toxic substances such as lead and mercury. “It’s time the dangerous lead in these TVs enter The Twilight Zone and get properly recycled,” said Heather Creevan, the executive director of the Nebraska Recycling Council, which has partnered with communities across the state to host the events.

This service is available because of a grant received from the Nebraska Environmental Trust. The trust is funded by proceeds from the Nebraska Lottery and has awarded more than $320 million in an effort to protect the air, water and land in all 93 counties in Nebraska since 1994.