ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -- If you have any old electronics that need to be recycled you can drop them off today at the Ballpark Village site just north of Busch Stadium. MERS/Goodwill workers will be in the parking lot at Clark & South Broadway until 6:00 Tuesday evening.
A spokesperson says they will be accepting donations of all kinds but the emphasis today is on electronics. If it runs with a battery or you can plug it in they want it. They'll be accepting old TV's, VCR's, DVD players, stereos, cell phones, digital cameras, and AV equipment among other things.
Electronics experts say in the early 1990's the average life span of a computer was about 4 and a half years. A few years ago it feel to about two years.
Here's another factoid from the e-cycle Missouri website: It is estimated that Americans own more than 500 million working and non-working televisions in the U.S. The CRT, or cathode ray tube, in a television monitor can contain up to four pounds of lead. Also, electronics can contain zinc, chromium, cadmium, mercury, beryllium, nickel, or other toxic materials.
A spokesperson with MERS/Goodwill says anyone who donates will receive a receipt for tax purposes, a voucher for a half-price ticket to a St. Louis Cardinals game and a coupon to Fritz's Frozen Custard, while supplies last.