Each year residents and surrounding communities are encouraged to participate in the annual E-Cycle Event.
This year's event will be held at Pella's south loading docks on Saturday, April 24, 2021, from 7:30 am to 9:30 a.m. If trucks are full, doors will close before 9:30 a.m. (whichever comes first).
This event is free; however, donations are greatly appreciated. Donations collected go towards a local charity. The 2021 organization is Midwest Honor Flight
Various items are accepted, such as: computers, laptops, cell phones, stereos, iPods/mp3 players, televisions, VCR/DVD players, video game systems, electric mixers, coffee makers, nail guns, drills, and much more. You can view a complete list of acceptable items (PDF).
Please note: appliances (microwaves, dishwashers, fridges, washer/dryer, dehumidifiers and other large appliances) are not accepted.
The E-Cycle event was first held in 2009 and has continued with a great success. In 2017, the event collected 36,169 lbs of recyclable electronics, unloaded 250 cars, filling two semi trailers. This event focuses on properly disposing electronic items in an environmentally safe manner by Midwest Electronic Recovery. It is estimated that 40% of lead found in landfills is from e-waste.
This E-Cycle Event is sponsored by these environmentally-conscious companies: City of Sioux Center, Interstates, Pella Corporation, Brommer Sanitation, and Visser Elevator.