Don’t miss our summer electronics recycling events
Rather than trashing your old electronics, have them recycled.
Bring us your obsolete, broken and unwanted consumer electronic products, and we’ll take it from there. Nothing you drop off at our special eRecycling events this summer will end up in a landfill!
As part of our ongoing efforts to protect the environment, we are once again partnering with
What happens to the items I bring in to the eRecycling events?
All items dropped off will either be demanufactured or found a new home by MRC so they can be reused. Reuse is the most environmentally friendly form of recycling, so MRC tries to reuse items in the form of parts or as a working unit (as long as the client does not require the item be destroyed).
Once all recycled material is broken down to a component level, such as steel, aluminum, plastic, lead, etc., it is shipped to an EPA- and R2/RIOS-approved facility to be shredded and separated further. The raw material is then melted or smelted and recycled back into a new product.
Without efforts like this, solid e-waste needlessly ends up in landfills, polluting the air and water with toxic materials. Sadly, about 40 percent of heavy metals (lead, mercury, cadmium, etc.) in landfills comes from electronic equipment discards, according to the Electronics TakeBack Coalition (ETBC).
What can I bring to the eRecycling events and how much does it cost to recycle?
- CRT monitors: $5.00 each
- CRT TVs 26 inches or less: $30.00 each
- CRT TVs 27 inches or greater, as well as wood console and true big-screen projection TVs: $50.00 each
- LED/LCD/Plasma TVs: $20.00 each
- Any Freon-containing unit: $10.00 each
Cash or checks are the only form of payment MRC accepts when dropping off such items. The cost for mobilizing these events and helping to staff them is paid for by the credit union.
Please note the following items are not accepted by MRC at these events:
- VHS tapes, CDs/DVDs, cassette tapes, floppy disks
- Smoke detectors
- Light bulbs
- Alkaline batteries
If you have any old cell phones, you can bring them to these events or drop them off at any time of the year at two of our branches where we have special bins set up for such: Arnold and Florissant.
What are MRC’s eRecycling credentials?
MRC’s R2 Electronics Recycling Certification and Level 4 State Registration means you are protected at the highest level. The company fully complies with the Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA), Comprehensive Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), Toxic Substance Control Act, Clean Air Act and the Clean Water Act. MRC also maintains necessary permits, licenses and pollution insurance as required by state and federal regulations.
Data on all hard drives and data storage devices are sanitized, purged or destroyed. MRC’s data destruction processes are reviewed and validated by an independent party periodically.
To learn more about recycling in general, check out this article that appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in April 2017. Another good source: Recycle it Right: Guide to Recycling Your Electronics. These eRecycling events are a part of our ongoing community involvement efforts.