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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Glendive to host electronic waste collection event

“That’s why we wanted to bring it here. Everybody who’s conscious of it knows they’re not supposed to throw it in the dump, but they’re not sure what to do with it,” Kevin Pena, District Sanitarian


By Jason Stuart

Ranger-Review Staff Writer

Residents of Glendive who have been hoarding their old junk computers and other electronics waste will soon have the opportunity to rid themselves of it.

On Saturday, May 10, Glendive will host an E-waste collection event in the parking lot of the EPEC from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 

Yellowstone E-Waste Solutions, an electronic waste disposal firm out of Billings, is providing the collection service.

District Sanitarian Kevin Pena, who worked to arrange the collection event, said to his knowledge, nothing of its kind has ever been held in Glendive. Yellowstone E-Waste has traveled to Sidney the past three years to collect electronic waste, and Pena said he thought he’d try to get them to stop in Glendive along the way.

Televisions, computers, computer monitors, keyboards, mice, lithium batteries, microwaves and just about anything else electronic makes the list of acceptable items the company will take in.

The only prohibited items are major household appliances, anything containing freon, CFL light bulbs, smoke detectors and alkaline batteries.

There will be a $5 charge for the company to accept traditional cathode ray tube TVs or computer monitors, but according to Pena, “Everything else is going to be free.”

He is also looking for about 10 adult volunteers to help work the event. Pena said volunteers will be needed from about 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and lunch will be provided to them.

A canopy will be put up in the EPEC parking lot so the event can go ahead rain or shine.

Anyone wishing to volunteer to work the event or needing further information can contact the Sanitarian’s Office in the Dawson County Courthouse at 377-5772.

Reach Jason Stuart at rrreporter@rangerreview.com.

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