E-Waste Recycling Event on March 7

The Green Team of Southwestern College and Grace United Methodist Church will again collaborate with the City of Winfield for an e-waste recycling event Tuesday, March 7, from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Arkansas City/Winfield Recycling Center located at 7th Avenue and D Street in Strother Field. The Green Team will be accepting donations to help offset the cost of transporting electronics to the recycler.

Businesses and individuals may bring items to the event. GON Recycling will collect the items and process them for recycling. GON Recycling guarantees 100 percent security on all hard drives and customer information. They are e-Stewards, R2 and ISO 14001 certified.

Rick Cowlishaw, professor of biology hopes that old electronics don’t just get thrown away over the holidays.

“Don’t throw away your old laptop, printer, cellphone, or other electronic devices this holiday season,” Cowlishaw says. “Hold on to those items for the March 7 recycling event.  We want to avoid old electronics, which are being replaced by new Christmas toys, heading to the landfill.”

GON Recycling accepts the following electronic items: computers, laptops, servers, network equipment, LCD Monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, POS scanners and equipment, stereo equipment, small household appliances such as toasters, irons, and coffee pots, telephones, telecommunications equipment, phone systems, security equipment, industrial equipment, UPS systems, cell phones, VCRs, radios, keyboards and computer mice, lead acid batteries, re-chargeable batteries, industrial control panels, ink and toner.

Medical equipment that has been inspected and decontaminated of blood-borne pathogens, fluids, solvents, pressure gases or radioactive sources is also accepted. Proof of decontamination is required. This can be a decontaminated sticker or paperwork attached to the unit.

GON Recycling will recycle CRT TVs and monitors for a $5 fee. Everything else is no cost. If you need to recycle these items, please bring the funds to pay the recycling fee.

GON Recycling cannot accept these items: refrigerators, air conditioners that are not properly drained, light bulbs, smoke alarms, alkaline batteries and items that contain blood-borne pathogens, fluids, solvents, Freon, pressure gases, radioactive or gasoline sources.

For questions about recycling, please contact Rick Cowlishaw at (620) 222-1366 or by email at

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