Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful has restructured its technology recycling program to streamline the collection process and to continue offering Nacogdoches residents a sustainable, volunteer-based technology recycling option.
Three Techcycle Saturdays will be conducted this year. Those are from 9 a.m. to noon on March 25, June 24 and Sept. 23. The collection location is at 220 W. Hospital St. across Pearl Street from the Farmer’s Market.
“KNB hopes to partner with the city to provide other recycling options at these Techcycle Saturday events this year,” said Katie Blevins, executive coordinator for KNB. Items accepted are computers, including towers, monitors and laptops, hard drives, printers, cables, mice, keyboards, DVD/VCR players, projectors, radios, telephones, cell phones, networking equipment/routers, copiers, fax machines and cords/wires.
Items not accepted include TVs, major appliances, such as washers, dryers and refrigerators, cameras, small household appliances, such as blenders, toasters, coffee makers and vacuum cleaners, ink and toner cartridges. Best Buy in Lufkin will accept TVs for recycling for a fee.
Electronics recycling is also accepted at Staples, 4608 North St. Acceptable items include computers, monitors, laptops, printers and other items. Items larger than a printer or computer monitor will not be accepted.
Anyone is welcome to volunteer at KNB’s Techcycle Saturdays, Blevins said. “Techcycle Saturday is the perfect volunteer opportunity for large groups,” she said. Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful is a county-wide volunteer organization. Its mission is to enhance the Nacogdoches community by encouraging individual responsibility.
KNB efforts are focused in three major areas: litter prevention, beautification and waste reduction.