Kirkwood Public Library Is working with PCs for People to offer FREE Electronics Recycling through January 31, 2023. Drop your old electronics in the big blue bin near the public copier. 

Starting November 1st, Kirkwood Public Library will be working in conjunction with PCs for People to offer FREE Electronics Recycling through January 31st, 2023. Just look for the big blue bin near the public copier to drop off your old electronics!

What can you recycle? We’re accepting the following donations (working or not): 

  • All Computers (PCs & Macs): Desktops, Laptops, All in ones, Flat Screen Monitors, & Docking Stations.
  • All Tablets: iPads (iCloud unlocked), Android, Microsoft Surface, Chromebooks
  • All Cell Phones: Smart phones, flip or brick phones, Android/iphone
  • Accessories: Mice and Keyboards, Cables and Cords (USB, VGA and DMI cords, Power cords), SD Cards, Laptop Batteries

All items must fit in the bin, so if the bin is full or your item is too large, you won’t be able to leave it with us, but we can give you some alternatives. If you have a lot of items, we ask that you bring them in one at a time, and only bring what you can carry yourself. Our staff are working to keep our library services on track, and they won’t be available to help you unload any items. 

If you have any questions about whether your item is eligible for recycling, feel free to give us a call. 314-821-5770 opt 3 or email reference@kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org

FAQs:

Is it secure? YES! You are welcome to clear your drives and devices before you bring them in, but they are AAA NAID Certified (National Association of Information Destruction), meeting or exceeding DOD (Department of Defense) and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) standards for data sanitization and destruction

Are they environmentally responsible? YES! They are R2 Certified meaning 100% of the materials we receive are recycled or reused – nothing ends up in the landfill.

Who is PCs for People? PCs for People is a nonprofit organization that provides computers, low cost internet and computer repair to low income families. They fund their mission by providing secure, responsible electronics recycling and use the proceeds and equipment to provide the life changing benefit of digital access.

Sound good? We’ll see you at the blue bin.

 

Image of a blue bin with the logo for PCS for people on it. Logo is a white stick figure holding a computer. Recycling symbol next to Electronics Recyling through January 2023. Find out more at www.kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org/blog
Image of two women looking at a computer. The text is a quote that says, "I was able to support myself and my mother, and eventually gain the skills necessary to be able to become her caregiver. I would not have been able to complete my training as a caregiver were it not for the computer I purchased through PCs for People." Find out more at www.kirkwoodpubliclibrary.org/blog

Mel Lambert is the Director of Adult Services at Kirkwood Public Library. She loves assisting small businesses, startups, and entrepreneurs with using FREE library resources to grow their businesses.