Spring is in the air (well, kind of, maybe?) and campus Earth Month activities are in full swing.
If you are starting spring-cleaning, we can help! We want to help you keep your personal information safe and responsibly dispose of items in your home, and I’m happy to report we can do that while recycling!
If you are a UNMC, Nebraska Medicine, UNO, or Clarkson College student/faculty/employee, please plan to attend our recycling event next week. The basic information is here, but please see our website for complete details.
Tuesday April 24th 10am-6pm, and Wednesday, April 25th 6am-2pm:
Have items at home you need to dispose of and can’t put in the trash? We will accept:
- Personal electronics to recycle; hard drives will be shredded. Most items will be free, but there will be a nominal cost for tube TVs, CRT monitors, and hard drives.
- Don’t forget that reuse is best! If your electronics work consider donating them. See the website for opportunities.
- Free personal document shredding.
- Free personal single use alkaline battery recycling.
- Free ‘techno trash’ (computer disks, CDs/DVD, VHS tapes) shredding & recycling
- Eyeglasses will be collected for donation to those in need.
- Have pop tabs for Ronald McDonald House? Bring those too!
UNMC/Nebraska Medicine Photo I.D. will be required to drop items off. We will be in a covered location and will hold event regardless of weather. For more details and a map of the drop-off location, please see our website. Really, I’m not kidding, click on the link; it will answer your questions and provide the details you need for drop-off.
If you can’t attend these events, there are a few other options:
- Several member groups have paper shredding events; check personal communications
- Keep Omaha Beautiful has several neighborhood clean-ups, you can attend any/all
- Electronics will be collected at Earth Day Omaha this Saturday
- Pop tabs can be directly taken to the Ronald McDonald house, 38th Ave/Jones St
- Eyeglasses can be taken directly to the Truhlsen Eye Institute
- If more opportunities arise, we’ll share them on our Facebook page: LiveGreenNebraska
If you are interested in other Earth Month events; on campus, at UNO, or Nebraska Science Festival events, please click here.