The Gun Lake Tribe hosts a free electronics recycling event Thursday Aug. 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the tribe’s government campus headquarters, 2872 Mission Drive, Shelbyville, near the Gun Lake Casino.
A $10 fee to recycle tube-style televisions and computer monitors will be paid for by the tribe for the first 200 units collected. The tribe supports electronic waste recycling because of a growing concern to the environment. Electronic waste in landfills can leak harmful toxins into the soil and groundwater.
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 urged to take advantage of the opportunity to properly dispose of obsolete electronic items. Comprenew uses best practices in electronics recycling and data security; they do not ship electronic waste overseas, and the zero-landfill policy requires that all electronics are recycled, refurbished or reused.
Follow the signs to the area near the public works building.