According to a release from the City of Sedalia, The City’s new residential electronic waste or e-scrap drop-off service is now open and available at the Materials Management Site at 27882 Highway U in Sedalia.

Residential electronic devices can be dropped off between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., 7 days per week excluding City holidays.

The e-waste container is funded through a grant from the West Central Missouri Solid Waste Management District and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. Examples of items collected include: microwaves, personal computers (PCs), laptops, tablets, cell phones, printers, facsimile machines, keyboards, mice and cords, MP3 players, DVD and VCR players, video game consoles, stereos, radios and clocks. The number of “non-flat screen televisions” and “CRT-type computer monitors” accepted for disposal each month is limited due to the disposal cost ($40+ per large unit) to the solid waste district, please contact Public Works at (660) 827-3000 ext. 158 to schedule drop-off of one of these units or to have your large unit picked up through the City’s pick-up on demand service.

Most residential electronics can legally be discarded with household trash (i.e., municipal waste). Many people replace electronic devices as newer “technology” becomes available. If the electronic device is still operating as designed, we encourage you to consider donating the device to a local non-profit for redistribution or consider selling or trading in the device, before disposing or recycling of devices through the City’s e-waste or pick-up on demand services. If you have any questions about the e-waste/e-scrap collection service or other waste collection services, please contact the Public Works Department at (660) 827-3000 ext. 158.

Randy Kirby