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Shawnee County and the City of Topeka are partnering once again to offer county residents an opportunity to dispose of their unused household electronic items. 

The third Topeka/Shawnee County E-Cycle event will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 29, at the Kansas Expocentre. Kansas City-based Surplus Exchange is running the event free of charge for the City and County.

The first Topeka/Shawnee County E-Cycle event was held Sept. 26, 2015. Roughly 650 people came out, contributing 90,000 pounds of materials for recycling. The second, April 30, 2016, produced 75,000 pounds of materials.

“The first two events have kept 165,000 pounds of materials from landfills,” said Topeka Mayor Larry Wolgast. “That is an outstanding number, and I’m proud of this community for taking full advantage of this program.”

Surplus Exchange will accept dozens of electronic items – anything that plugs into a wall or takes batteries – free of charge. CRT monitors and TVs will be accepted for $20, cash only. Accepted items range from desktop PCs, DVRs and televisions to 8-Tracks, printers and land-line phones. See our flyer for more information and a map of the event.

Surplus Exchange will transport the items to its facilities for proper disposal, which involves removing any materials that can be hazardous to the environment or recycled. 

“These events continue to play an important role in extending the life of our landfill and protecting the environment for future generations,” said Tom Vlach, County public works and solid waste director. “We know everyone is going to start cleaning out their homes as the nice weather rolls in, and we hope they’ll save their unwanted electronics for our event April 29.”