More than 600 participants attended the City’s 2020 Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding event at Holt High School on Saturday, Oct. 31. Approximately 30,000 pounds of electronic waste (e-waste) was collected and almost 6,000 pounds of personal documents were shredded as part of this recurring community event.

Documents were shredded onsite to prevent identity theft and ensure personal and confidential information was properly disposed of. Electronic items collected primarily included computer-related equipment, such as laptops, monitors and printers. This successful event was coordinated by the City with support from Midwest Recycling Center, Shred-it and the Wentzville School District.

“We are so glad we were able to offer this service to the community again in 2020. It was apparent that folks had been cleaning out their basements, garages and storage buildings. We filled up four trucks with e-waste during this event – that’s 15 tons of computers, cell phones, printers and appliances that we were able to keep out of the landfill. We want to extend a big “thank you” to those who participated and to our hard-working volunteers!” said Mayor Nick Guccione.

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