I can't believe someone was actually crazy enough to schedule e-recycling at the Mall of America and NOT expect this to happen! What a nightmare!
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. -- The Mall of America electronics recycling drive was shut down at 11:00 a.m. due to traffic congestion after an overwhelming response to the free recycling event.
36 semi truck loads of electronics were recycled at the event after several hundred cars lined up as early as 5:00 a.m. when organizers arrived at MOA. Police and event officials say they unfortunately had to shut down the event.
“This event certainly shows that Minnesotans care about the environment,” David Kutoff, CEO, Materials Processing Corporation said. “Our focus now is to ensure that everything collected is fully processed to the highest standards and that the public have the information they need to drop off at other convenient locations.”
Eagan-based Materials Processing Corporation teamed with Mall of America for the event, which they called “Green Thursday”. The event was scheduled to run from Thursday, Nov. 15 to Sunday Nov. 17.On Thursday, over 5,000 cars dropped of more than one million pounds of old TVs, computers and other electronics.