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Join us for our spring/summer 2021 eRecycling events

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Join us for our spring/summer 2021 eRecycling events

After taking a year off due to unforeseen circumstances, our eRecycling events are back this year. We’ll be hosting them at our our Florissant and Arnold branches.

When are the spring eRecycling events?

  • Florissant branch: Saturday, June 12
  • Arnold branch: Saturday, June 26

All events run from 8:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. sharp.

Who is Arsenal Credit Union partnering with?

Don’t let your house end up looking like this

We’re once again partnering with Midwest Recycling Center (MRC). This company is registered with the EPA and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources and holds R2/RIOS Certification through its Park Hills facility.

The proper destruction of hard drives and the information contained on them is an essential service that MRC offers. Rest assured that when you bring a computer, phone or other device with sensitive information on it, MRC will wipe it clean so no one is able to view or use it. Learn more about MRC and its procedures on its website.

Why is it important that MRC is R2 certified?

R2 stands for Responsible Recycling and is a standard specifically created for the electronics recycling industry by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI). This certification ensures that MRC follows the best practices in the eRecycling industry. You can be sure that your electronic waste (e-waste) is not ending up improperly disposed of in landfills or developing countries.

Why is it important to recycle my e-waste?

We hope this short video helps explain why recycling electronics is more important than ever. If you would like more information, this article from “USA Today” is full of tips about how to recycle and statistics about the planet’s e-waste problem.

How much does it cost to recycle my electronics?

Most of your electronics are free to recycle. However, MRC does charge for certain items (listed below). To see a full list of what’s free and what’s not, please visit the MRC website. Reminder: all fees are subject to change as the costs associated with properly recycling the items.

Fees for recycling

  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs 26” or less: $30.00

  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs 27” or greater (This includes Console TVs, True Big Screen TVs and Projection TVs): $50.00

  • Flat Screen TVs – All sizes (LED, LCD, and Plasma): $20.00

  • Freon-Containing Items (Freezers, Refrigerators, AC Units, Dehumidifiers, etc.): $10.00

  • Tanning beds with lamps: $150

CRT Computer Monitors: $5.00 each, unless a computer is dropped off with it. In this case, the CRT Monitor will be accepted for Free. This applies to drop-offs only.

LCD Computer Monitors are Free.

What items are not allowed?

Absolutely no alkaline batteries will be accepted

MRC will not be able to accept the following items:

  • VHS tapes, data tapes, floppy disks
  • Capacitors or ballasts that are not clearly marked as saying “NO PCBs”
  • Transformers in steel containers unless they’re marked “NO PCBs”
  • Thermostats and smoke detectors
  • Light bulbs
  • Medical waste of any kind
  • Gas containers such as Freon, oxygen and nitrous oxide
  • Anything leaking oil or acid
  • Broken ink or toner cartridges that are leaking powder or liquid
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Exit signs
  • Broken CRTs, TVs and monitors