SIOUX CITY (KTIV) – Siouxlanders got the chance to recycle some of their unwanted items on Saturday.
The City of Sioux City and the Environmental Advisory Board held their semi-annual Re-Event.
This recycling event collects materials that can be recycled, reused, and refurbished.
According to leaders with the Environmental Advisory Board, by not putting your recyclable waste into the trash, natural resources and energy are conserved, valuable and potentially harmful materials are recovered, and landfill space is saved.
“We have it semi-annually because we have a lot of interest and need to get rid of these items properly. I do want to mention the Citizens Convenience Center out 28th street accepts these items throughout the year. They do charge a fee. This just provides an easy, convenient option for people to get rid of things,” said Environmental Advisory Board Chair, Sara Steussy.
Material collected included various electronics, Styrofoam, batteries, and light bulbs.
The money collected will cover the cost of proper disposal of those items.