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Published May 04, 2011, 05:00 PM

GF Residents Recycle a Record Amount of Electronics at Weekend Event

The city says 462 vehicles dropped off nearly 15 tons of electronics in just three hours. In comparison, only three tons were collected last year.

By: WDAZ Staff Report, WDAZ

Grand Forks residents turned out in record numbers to recycle old electronic equipment this past weekend.

The city says 462 vehicles dropped off nearly 15 tons of electronics in just three hours. In comparison, only three tons were collected last year.

The electronics were transported to Waste Management in Minneapolis where the material will be recycled and components like lead, nickel, cadmium and mercury were extracted and properly disposed.

The city says the collection included:

9,752 lbs. of TVs

7,279 lbs. of Computer Monitors

3,937 lbs. of Computer CPU's

8,629 lbs. of misc. electronics

All that equals 29,597 lbs. (15 Tons)

You can still recycle your old electronics year-round at Best Buy on 32nd Avenue in Grand Forks. TV's of 27" or less are accepted. You can pay a $10 fee, but you'll also get a $10 in-store gift card.

Modern Information Systems at 5118 Gateway Drive in Grand Forks also offers recycling of electronics. Call 772-4844 for a quote.

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