Colleyville residents will have two opportunities to get rid of unwanted electronics beginning next week.For a $5 minimum donation, residents can drop off unwanted electronics April 2 through 5 at Good Shepherd Catholic Community. Church volunteers will take disposed items to EWaste Disposal, a company that recycles used electronics or disposes of them properly.The donations will go to Good Shepherd’s Fray Casimiro Cypher Center Trade School in Honduras, said Good Shepherd spokesman Bob Eilenfeldt.At the April 20 Colleyville Clean Sweep, unwanted electronics can be dumped for free.“If it can be plugged in, it can be recycled,” said city spokeswoman Mona Gandy.The city is working with Innovative Electronics Recycling to evaluate items for re-use. Whatever can’t be re-used will be dismantled and recycled, Gandy said.The Diocese of Fort Worth committed to helping rebuild lives after a 1998 hurricane ripped through Honduras, said Good Shepherd spokeswoman Kathy Guarino.“The trade school in Juticalpa, Honduras, is one of several programs that the Diocese established,” she said. “Good Shepherd signed a covenant to support the trade school, which trains mostly young people in woodworking, masonry, carpentry and a variety of other skills they can use to earn a living.”The collection will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 2 through 4, and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 5 at the Colleyville church’s campus, 1000 Tinker Road.The Colleyville Clean Sweep drop will be at Colleyville Heritage High School, 5401 Heritage Ave., from 9 to 11 a.m. (or until containers are full) April 20. In addition to electronic recycling, Colleyville residents can drop off hazardous wastes, including paint and pesticides, bulk trash and shredded documents.Proof of residency such as a driver’s license or recent water bill is required.Volunteers for the Keep Colleyville Beautiful citywide clean-up will meet at 8:30 a.m. in McPherson Park, 240 W. McDonwell School Road.
Terry Evans, 817-390-7620