Thousands of pounds of old TV's and other electronics will not be going to the landfill, thanks to a recycling event today in midtown Omaha.
UNMC and the Nebraska Medical Center organized the recycling event at 41st and Leavenworth.
Car loads of old electronics were dropped off throughout the day. All of the items will be stripped apart and recycled to minimize the impact on the environment.
“They will leach chemicals into the groundwater supply and will create just an immense amount of waste,” said Melanie Stewart, event coordinator with UNMC. “And if they're recycled, those metals can be reused in new products. And then we save the landfill space as well.”
The event also offered free document shredding.