Are you constantly tripping over the old broken toaster oven in the basement? Is your closet stacked with outdated computer components? This weekend you'll get a great chance to get rid of them, and you won't have drive far.
The City of Lake Saint Louis is holding an electronics and appliance drop-off recycling event for households and businesses at the Meadows Shopping Center on Sat., Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Initiated three years ago by the City’s Green Environmental Advisory Committee, this year’s recycling event again will be managed by Web Innovations & Technology Services (WITS), Missouri’s largest not-for-profit recycling agency. WITS either reconditions dropped-off items for reuse in the greater St. Louis area or takes them apart for recycling.
Possible items for recycling include:
- computers, monitors and other computer hardware including cables
- office/business equipment and machinery
- telecommunications equipment including phones and clocks
- televisions and VCR’s
- audio/video equipment
- data storage devices including CD’s and VHS tapes
- home electronics such as blenders, toasters and irons
- large appliances such as washing machines and dryers, dishwashers, furnaces and hot water heaters
- home medical equipment
- industrial machinery
- lawn mowers, tillers and tools
- air conditioners, refrigerators, humidifiers
- old motors, transformers, electrical equipment, power supplies and car batteries
There is a $5 suggested donation for each computer monitor and laptop, television, large appliance, and all freon-containing devices. All other items may be dropped off free of charge. All payments and donations of reusable items may be tax deductible as WITS is a not-for-profit agency.
Unacceptable items for this recycling event include tires, wood furniture, other wood products, paint and paint cans, and household and industrial chemicals.