Happening now: Truckload of TVs & more @ recycle/shred-a-thon

Once they were shiny, new, cause for excitement in somebody’s home … right now, TVs, computer monitors, and other no-longer-wanted/needed/operable electronics are filling a truck at the West Seattle Junction Association-presented recycling/shredding event happening right now. It’s free, as is the shredding service also being offered:

You have about an hour to get to the lot in the 4500 block of 42nd SW (between Oregon and Alaska).

12 Replies to "Happening now: Truckload of TVs & more @ recycle/shred-a-thon"

  • Amiee June 30, 2012 (12:27 pm)

    FYI, just lugged all my e-recycling over there and was turned away because the truck is full.

  • Ben June 30, 2012 (12:44 pm)

    They aren’t taking electronics anymore, the truck filled up and left before I got there around 12:30.

  • LP June 30, 2012 (1:19 pm)

    I missed the electronics truck too… after spending a couple hours this morning ‘wiping’ the hard drive on our old PC. Clearly demand for more of these recycling events in WS.

  • Faith4 June 30, 2012 (2:14 pm)

    I got there right in the nick of time as they were filling even the front seat. They only had one truck available and were apologetic they were unable to get another. It was stuffed as full as they could get it by 12:30. I want to thank the people that sponsored this in giving us the opportunity to get our papers shredded and get rid of some of our electronic stuff. On behalf of those who were unable to get their stuff on the truck, does WSB know if there will be another opportunity for us? Is there another location we can drop them for free? Thanks so much.

    • WSB June 30, 2012 (2:36 pm)

      (Just realized I posted this comment earlier in the wrong thread – it was meant for here)
      Sorry to hear the truck filled up and they had no backup – when 1 Green Planet comes to Fauntleroy twice a year, they just keep rolling in the trucks, but I don’t know much about this particular provider that was in The Junction today. We’ll make a note to ask organizers next time if it’s a single-truck situation or tons of capacity, so we can stress “get there early” if appropriate.
      P.S. If, now that you’ve gathered everything up, you want to find an alternative, here is the page where King County lists area electronics recyclers – there are some not too far away:
      Fauntleroy Church usually does their second annual roundup in the fall – I don’t know of any other West Seattle events planned in the interim (if anyone reading this does, let us know!) – Tracy

  • KM June 30, 2012 (2:47 pm)

    I too arrrived after the electronics truck was full, about 12:15. I just took my stuff to RE PC on 6th Ave S near Safeco Field and dropped it off there instead.

  • sb2780 June 30, 2012 (3:49 pm)

    Does anyone know of a business that does electronic recycling pickups? I have a giant 8 y.o. tv that takes about 3 people to lift, and there is no way that thing is fitting in my car. It still works great, so maybe I can just post it in freebies and get rid of it that way….

  • Faith4 June 30, 2012 (4:38 pm)

    The electronic recyclers that were there today are SBK Recycle. They came up from Tacoma. Their phone is 253-539-9095 – e-mail to the owner, Kenny, is Kenny@sbkrecycle.com. I asked if they picked up. They will pick up at a charge. They were handing out cards at the end. Hope this helps someone.

  • S5 June 30, 2012 (5:02 pm)

    The electronic recyclers were great! I got there at 12:15 and they were full, but took my TV and put it in the front seat of their truck so I wouldn’t have to haul it back home. Thank you SBK Recycle! Thank you as well to the shredding service and to the West Seattle Junction Association for providing this free service.

  • gina June 30, 2012 (7:58 pm)

    Worked great! More room in the closet with the dead electronics GONE!

  • mvf June 30, 2012 (11:17 pm)

    Not in WS, but still a good organization and not terribly far away:


  • Dale July 1, 2012 (11:59 am)

    Thanks..I got rid of a mtn of shredding. It is time consuming.

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