A Tlingit tribe in the Southeast community of Wrangell — the Wrangell Cooperative Association — has been working to recycle electronics to reduce e-waste. That helps keep potentially toxic materials from becoming hazardous waste on the island.
In Wrangell, recycling isn’t as simple as wheeling a plastic container out to the curb each week…not to mention trying to get rid of large items like old TVs, computers and printers.
Some of the electronic items dropped off at the trial event included old Apple computers, big screen TVs, even toasters and microwaves. The city is considering holding the event on a regular basis.