Lincoln residents will have the opportunity to recycle old computer equipment at no charge this weekend at Schrock Innovations, 2801 Pine Lake Road. Recycling will be offered from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, May 21 and from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 22. The recycling drive is a collaborative effort involving Schrock Innovations, Alter Scrap Processing, 24-Hour Recycling, Techware Recycling and the City Recycling Office.
The first computer monitor will be recycled at no cost to residents. A $15 fee will be added for each additional monitor, however Schrock Innovations will provide a $15 gift card for every monitor a customer pays to recycle. Those with more than 10 monitors can make special arrangements by calling 402-423-9595.
No televisions will be accepted. Items accepted at the collection event are:
"Typically, residents must pay a fee for recycling computer monitors," said City Recycling Coordinator Gene Hanlon. "This free recycling effort allows residents to clean out their closets of old computer equipment. It also demonstrates how local businesses can provide product stewardship for the products they sell."
Thor Schrock, owner of Schrock Innovations said trained staff will wipe information off every device with data storage (hard drive, flash memory, cell phone, etc.) before it is recycled.