The Madeleine Parish and School Care for Creation Committee, partnering with Alameda Elementary School’s Green Team and SBK Green Century Electronic Recycling, will be hosting an Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event at the Madeleine Church, 3123 N.E. 24th Ave., on Sunday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A team of volunteers will accept and responsibly dispose of discarded e-waste items that include computers, monitors and all sorts of miscellaneous electronics and appliances. Visit www.themadeleine.edu to see the complete list.
Other items that will be accepted include athletic shoes, block Styrofoam, household batteries and household fluorescent lights.
They will not take fluorescent lights and batteries from businesses and will also be unable to accept microwaves, refrigerators, VHS tapes and non-block Styrofoam – like packing peanuts and food containers.
Donations are encouraged, and money will go toward environmental projects at the Madeleine School and Parish grounds.
According to John Robinson, one of the event’s planners, the event has been getting bigger every year. Last year the team collected 3,500 pounds of e-waste and nearly filled a 24-foot box truck. They also collected 250 pounds of household batteries and more than 100 pairs of used athletic shoes.
“This is a fund raiser,” Robinson said. “But the main goal is to make sure that people are disposing of the waste responsibly. We also hand out flyers where people can recycle all of their waste year round.”