Do you have electronics or appliances that are obsolete or no longer working? Keep them out of landfills by bringing them to the Community Electronics Recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., on the UW-Baraboo/Sauk County campus.
The semi-annual event is sponsored by UW-BSC's Green–STEM Club. Most items can be dropped off free of charge. Exceptions include refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, and wood console and projection televisions, which will be accepted for $15; wood speakers, which will be accepted for $10 a pair; and plastic televisions and monitors, which will be accepted for $5 each. Items containing biohazards, hazardous waste or liquids cannot be accepted, nor can smoke detectors or fluorescent light bulbs.
An optional hard-drive cleaning service is available for $10. Drives will not be returned.
According to UW-BSC Associate Dean Tom Neal, past Community Electronics Recycling events have collected more than four semitrailers full of monitors, televisions, washers, dryers, stoves, CD players, VCRs, DVD players, cash registers, vacuum cleaners, box fans, treadmills and cell phones.
For more information about the Community Electronics Recycling event, call (715) 322-4429 or visit 5Rprocessors.com.