Electronic waste recycling event Aug. 27 at Home Depot

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | 12:38 p.m. CDT; updated 5:25 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, August 17, 2011

COLUMBIA — Load up your defunct washing machines, stoves and radios.

Columbia residents will have the opportunity to recycle electronics on Saturday, Aug. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Home Depot parking lot at 3215 Clark Lane. The City of Columbia Solid Waste Division along with Home Depot and Mid-MO Recycling is sponsoring the event as part of an effort to save landfill space. 

 Electronics accepted at no charge include:

  • CPUs
  • printers
  • keyboards
  • computer mice
  • laptops
  • wire
  • cables
  • hard drives
  • cell phones
  • pagers
  • washing machines
  • stoves
  • radios
  • satellite dishes
  • scanners
  • speakers
  • DVD players
  • VCRs
  • fax machines
  • telephones
  • answering machines
  • car batteries
  • dryers
  • stereos

Electronics accepted for a small fee include:

  • computer monitors
  • portable televisions
  • console televisions
  • copiers
  • microwaves

Refrigerators and hazardous materials are not accepted. For more information, contact the Solid Waste Division at 874-6291 or Mid-MO Recycling at 474-3997.

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