Thousands of pounds at E-Waste Recycling

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  • LAKE COUNTY Transfer Station Program Manager Mark Nelson adds a hard drive tower to the stack.

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    A PALLET stacked with obsolete “towers.” What formerly weighed in at 30 or 40 pounds is replaced by what can fit in your hand.

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    SOUND MIXERS like this old model are not as common as they were years ago. Now you see humungous mixers such those used at music concerts.

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    CAN YOU picture youself doing what E-Waste Recycling event volunteer Alan Walston is doing? Spending far too much time untangling a mess of electronic cables. Been there, did that, huh?

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    BRANDON AND Kolbi Fox, pictured, who own and operate Yellowstone E-Waste Solutions of Billings, spend several days last week in western Montana, making a Thursday stop at the Lake County Transfer Station to pick up used electronics. Brandon said they re-use and repair some of the items, and resell only about 10 percent of it. He said they picked up 9,000 pounds of electronics at Glacier National Park. Printer cartridges are recyclable.

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    JUST HOW usable are the parts inside those old "big horn" TVs? Monitor like those in this Dumpster are generally bound for the boneyard.

  • LAKE COUNTY Transfer Station Program Manager Mark Nelson adds a hard drive tower to the stack.

  • 1

    A PALLET stacked with obsolete “towers.” What formerly weighed in at 30 or 40 pounds is replaced by what can fit in your hand.

  • 2

    SOUND MIXERS like this old model are not as common as they were years ago. Now you see humungous mixers such those used at music concerts.

  • 3

    CAN YOU picture youself doing what E-Waste Recycling event volunteer Alan Walston is doing? Spending far too much time untangling a mess of electronic cables. Been there, did that, huh?

  • 4

    BRANDON AND Kolbi Fox, pictured, who own and operate Yellowstone E-Waste Solutions of Billings, spend several days last week in western Montana, making a Thursday stop at the Lake County Transfer Station to pick up used electronics. Brandon said they re-use and repair some of the items, and resell only about 10 percent of it. He said they picked up 9,000 pounds of electronics at Glacier National Park. Printer cartridges are recyclable.

  • 5

    JUST HOW usable are the parts inside those old "big horn" TVs? Monitor like those in this Dumpster are generally bound for the boneyard.

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