A free electronics recycling event is offered to the public by the Gun Lake Tribe and Gun Lake Casino with the cooperation of electronic recycler Comprenew on Monday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Tribe’s Government Campus headquarters. The campus is at 2872 Mission Drive, Shelbyville, across the road from the casino. Follow the signs to the area near the “Public Works” building.
A $10 fee to recycle tube-style television and computer monitors will be sponsored by the tribe for the first 200 units. Acceptable items include office and household electronics, cell phones, radios, microwaves, VCRs and TVs, computer laptops, computer monitors, keyboards and mice, printers, speakers and power cords. Comprenew will erase or destroy all computer hard drives.
The public is invited to take advantage of the free opportunity to properly dispose of obsolete electronic items. Comprenew uses best practices in electronics recycling and data security. Comprenew does not ship electronic waste overseas, and the zero-landfill policy requires that all electronics are recycled, refurbished or reused.
The tribe and casino support electronic waste recycling because of a growing concern to the environment. Electronic waste in landfills can leak harmful toxins into the soil and groundwater.