Household Electronics Recycling Event

As part of Earth Week, employees and students from The Nebraska Medical Center and UNMC can bring their old household electronic equipment to campus on Thursday, April 21st, for these items to be properly recycled or remanufactured. The items will be collected on the southeast end of the campus at the General Supply Warehouse from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The General Supply Warehouse is located on 41st Street between Emile and Leavenworth.

Employees are strongly encouraged to drop off their items by walking over to the site; however, if employees have large items or prefer to drop off their household electronic equipment by car, they are welcome to drive up as well. Please be aware that some items are subject to a small recycling fee due to the fact that these items may potentially contain hazardous materials that necessitate specific handling and recycling procedures to prevent negative impacts to the environment. You can pay this small recycling fee by cash or check.

A list of the items requiring a fee and other additional details about the event are noted below.

When is the event?
The event takes place on Thursday, April 21st, from 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. and from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Where does the event take place?
The event will be held on the southeast end of the campus at the General Supply Warehouse (on 41st Street between Emile and Leavenworth). Click here for a campus map that shows where the General Supply Warehouse is located on campus.

What can you bring and is there a recycling fee?
In general, you can bring anything that is plugged in, uses batteries, or has a circuit board. Below is a list of items you can drop off. Some items have a recycling fee associated with them because they potentially contain hazardous materials, and thus require special handling procedures to safely dispose of the dangerous elements and to recycle the nonhazardous parts.

Items that are FREE to drop off:

  • audio equipment
  • cameras
  • cell phones
  • CD/DVD drives and players
  • data storage devices
  • stereo speakers
  • gaming equipment (e.g., X Box)
  • hand held devices
  • iPods
  • keyboards/mice 
  • servers 
  • modems 
  • PDAs 
  • routers 
  • telephony 

Items that have a recycling fee:

  • copiers, fax machines, and printers - $5
  • desktop computer towers and laptops - $5
  • vacuums - $5
  • TVs and *CRT monitors with a screen up to approximately 32 inches - $5
  • TVs and *CRT monitors with a screen over 32 inches - $20
  • TV consoles, projection or wood cased screens - $20

* CRT stands for cathode ray tube. CRT monitors have a large casing that extends behind the monitor
(they are not flat screen monitors).

Items that are NOT accepted:

  • light bulbs / fluorescent lights 
  • car batteries 
  • glass 
  • tires 
  • other miscellaneous / non-electric items

If you bring an item that requires a recycling fee, how do you pay?
For items that have a recycling fee associated with them, you can pay by cash or check when you drop
off the items.

Should you walk or drive over to the General Supply Warehouse to drop off my electronic items?
To limit traffic congestion in the area, we strongly encourage you to drop off your items by walking over
to the General Supply Warehouse. However, if you have large items or prefer to drop off your items by
car, you are welcome to drive over. There may be parking space in front (East side) of the building, or
you can pull around to the ADA ramp on the South side of the building.

Will someone be available to help unload your car if you have heavy items?
Yes! General Supply employees, as well as Energy Advocate and UNMC LiveGreen volunteers, will be
available to assist people who are dropping of items by foot or car.

What happens if there is bad weather on the day of the event?
This event will take place rain or shine at the General Supply Warehouse.

If you drop off a computer, will the hard drive be destroyed?
Yes! General Supply is HIPAA compliant and will destroy your hard drive prior to recycling.

Should you bring in your old electronic WORK equipment as well?
No. This event is only for your personal, household electronic equipment. Pleas do NOT bring
old/obsolete electronic equipment from The Nebraska Medical Center or UNMC to this event.

If you have electronic items to recycle and you can’t make it on April 21st, what can you do?
General Supply will accept personal items year round. Please just call ahead to make arrangements to
recycle your items.

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