Electronics Recycling

The City of Sun Prairie will recycle electronics and other items on Saturday, May 11 at the City of Sun Prairie Recycle Center, 1798 S. Bird St., as part of a contract with Resource Solutions.

The Sun Prairie Recycle Center, located at 1798 S. Bird St., will host Resource Solutions for a special Electronics Recycling event from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 11.

Items accepted from residents with a City of Sun Prairie Recycle Center sticker at no charge include computers, printers, paper shredders, speakers, scanners, fax machines, vacuum cleaners, phones, laptops, record/tape/CD players, iPods, VCR/DVD players, electrical saws/drills, calculators, coffee machines, heaters, game systems, electronic toys and most household electronics.

$10 charge -- Hard drive removal and destruction.

$15 -- Microwaves, large copy machines.

$20 -- CRT/Flat screen monitors or TVs under 29 inches, mini-fridges, small air conditioning units, dehumidifiers.

$25 -- Stove, washers, dryers, dishwashers, lawn mowers (drained of gas and oil), treadmills.

$40 -- CRT/Flat screen TVs 30-49 inches.

$60 -- CRT/Flat Screen TVs larger than 50 inches.

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E-waste is dangerous to deposit into Solid Waste landfills because of the heavy metals contained in them. They are considered as hazardous waste as you can see on electronic recycling toronto website. Because old electronic devices contain toxic substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium and chromium, proper processing is essential to ensure that these materials are not released into the environment. They may also contain other heavy metals and potentially toxic chemical flame retardants.

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