Mid-Missouri Recycling Collects E-Waste
The city of Columbia and Mid-Missouri Recycling collected unwanted electronics in Home Depot's parking lot. Volunteers will transport the electronics to facilities where the materials can be stripped of lead and mercury so it doesn't get into the ground through landfills.
One volunteer says today's drive collected more electronics than any previous drive.
"Usually we only have the 20 foot truck and the 14 foot truck and then a trailer," Brice Hodgson said. "But we had to rent two more trucks just so we could get all this stuff out of here."