On September 12, 2019, Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB) partnered with the Burwell Chamber of Commerce to host a Technology Clean-up Day for the KLBB area. Items accepted included computer towers, computer monitors (fee associated with CRT monitors), laptops, old stereos, printers (fee associated), copy machines (fee associated), fax machines, televisions (fee associated), cell phones, musical equipment, VCR’s, DVD players, networking equipment among much more.
The event was deemed a great success with 4,368 pounds of e-waste collected and kept out of the landfill. This number and amount of items required a double pickup by the collection company. The staff at KLBB would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to all of you who took advantage of this amazing opportunity!!! Our area should be extremely proud of how much e-waste that they kept from entering our environmental ecosystems. KLBB staff would also like to thank the volunteers that set aside time to come and help us sort and load the items. Without the help of volunteers many of the programs and events offered would not run smoothly or effectively!! You all make these events work and work well!!!
We look forward to offering another e-waste collection opportunity in the future so please look for fliers associated with such an opportunity. If you know of another community that would like to hold an e-waste clean-up please have them contact Amy at 308-346-3393 or [email protected] KLBB staff would love to help your community work at saving their environment one small token and event at a time.
Keep Loup Basin Beautiful (KLBB) is grant-funded through the Nebraska Department of Environment and Energy (NDEE) and Keep America Beautiful; and is a project of the Loup Basin RC&D Council that promotes litter prevention, waste reduction, recycling, and beautification. KLBB serves thirteen counties in central and north-central Nebraska. For more information about KLBB’s education programs, email KLBB at [email protected], visit www.keeploupbasinbeautiful.org, or like them on Facebook. Contact the Loup Basin RC&D office (308)-346-3393 or stop by the office at the Loup Rivers Scenic Byway Interpretive Center, 330 South Highway 11 Burwell, Nebraska.