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Recycling electronic waste after the holidays

Employees at NextStep Recycling in Eugene said they usually see an uptick in people recycling old electronics after Christmas.

Posted: Dec 26, 2019 5:54 PM

EUGENE, Ore. -- Now that you've had a chance to unbox that new, big screen TV after Christmas, local recycling shops are encouraging people to consider getting rid of old electronics the proper way.

Employees at NextStep Recycling in Eugene said they usually see an uptick in people recycling old electronics after Christmas. They accept a wide variety of items like old computers, TVs, cell phones and even old strings of Christmas lights that can be recycled and put to use elsewhere.

This year, NextStep has taken in over 620,000 pounds of e-waste, not even counting the waste they take in from local businesses.

Lorissa Bryner, Volunteer Coordinator with Nextstep, said recycling electronics is important to protect the environment.

“There can be a lot of hazardous chemicals. Especially in electronics. We really just want to keep our community healthy and happy and we want to keep our state green,” Bryner said.

You can find more information about NextStep on their website

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