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Electronics Recycling Event – October 16, 2021, Family Farm Center, Harrisonville MO

Annual Electronic Collection Event

Saturday, Oct 16, 2021                                           8:00 a.m. – noon

Parking Area

The Family Center at Mill-Walk Mall Harrisonville, MO 64701

Help save landfill space and protect our water and environment by properly disposing of your old computer, television, and other electronics.

Items accepted at No Charge:

Computer towers, keyboards, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, telephones, cassette players, VCR/DVD players, computer mouse, copiers, scanners, routers, gaming systems, radio/stereos, lithium-Ion batteries from laptop or cell phone only, APC battery back-up, cords and wiring from electronics, small household appliances such as coffee maker, blender, toasters, etc. 

*FEES* will apply to: (Because these items contain hazardous material and require special handling,  Meredith Recycling, charges fees to accept them)

$20 each for LCD or Plasma TVs & Monitors.

$25 each for CRT TVs under 26″ (diagonal).

$25 each Rear Projection TV and CRT monitor

$30 each for CRT TVs over 26″ (diagonal).

Checks and Cash Only

Items NOT Accepted:  CDs, floppy disks, flash drives, VCR tapes, ink or toner cartridges, alkaline batteries, nickel-cadmium or metal-hydrate batteries, batteries for power tools, or light bulbs.

Please leave original packaging at home

The 2020 World Championship Ray-Pec Robotics Team “System Meltdown” FRC 2357 will be there to help unload your electronics. Donations to the team are gladly accepted. 

This event is provided through a partnership of the Cass County Sustainability Committee,

The Family Center, Harrisonville MO, and Meredith Recycling, Montrose, MO 

cassrecycle.org


Learn why it is important to recycle your electronics, the need to charge a fee for some electronic products, and about items banned from Missouri landfills.

The following article discusses why Meredith Recycling charges fees to recycle CRT TV and CRT Computer Monitors.

Be sure to save October 16 as the date to take your old electronics to the CCSC’s 11th Annual Electronic Waste Collection Event.  Details will be posted at this site soon.


Learn why it is important to recycle your electronics, the need to charge a fee for some electronic products, and about items banned from Missouri landfills.

Be sure to save October 16 as the date to take your old electronics to the CCSC’s 11th Annual Electronic Waste Collection Event.  Details will be posted at this site soon.  

Items Banned from Missouri Landfills

  1. Lead-Acid Batteries.  Automotive batteries contain lead and sulfuric acid which are harmful to the environment.  Automotive batteries are also easy for individuals to recycle.  Many recycling facilities accept automotive batteries.  Most automotive parts store will take in old batteries for recycling as well.
  2. Tires.  Tires do not decompose easily and are a breeding ground for mosquitos.  Also, waste in landfills is buried every day, and tires seem to float to the top of ground, even after buried
  3. Cathode Ray Tube TVs and monitors.  Also known as CRTs, contain lead, phosphorus, and mercury which are harmful to the environment.  These hazardous materials are located in the glass tube.  They are harmless when the TV or monitor is intact.  However, waste in landfills is compacted by large equipment.  When the glass tube is broken these harmful elements are released into the environment.  In addition, most TV cabinets are made of rigid plastic which decomposes very slowly. 
  4. White Goods.  White Goods are appliances such as washer, dryers, refrigerators, etc.  These appliances are mostly metal and easily recyclable.  In the landfill appliances would take up a large amount of valuable and limited space.  Also, some appliances such as refrigerators and freezers, contain freon which is harmful to the environment. 
  5. Yard Waste.  The dangers of yard waste occurs after it is buried in the landfill.  The Sierra Club points out, “it can generate methane gas and acidic leachate” and, according to EPA, “can seep underground and into nearby buildings where it has the potential to explode”.  Composting is the best solution for yard waste.  Most cities have compost sights where residents can dispose of yard waste. 
  6. Household Hazardous Waste.  This includes paint, cleaners, motor oil, etc.
  7. Products containing Mercury.
  8. Nickle-Cadmium Batteries.  Early cell-phones, power tools, and other older electronics used these rechargeable batteries which contain cadmium, which is harmful to the environment. 

Be sure to save October 16 as the date to take your old electronics to the CCSC’s 11th Annual Electronic Waste Collection Event.  Details will be posted at this site soon.