Within days of the Redwood County Environmental Office conducting a collection of material from refrigerators to computers, without fail, calls come in from people asking where they can get rid of those types of items.
While the county did conduct an electronics and an appliance collection earlier this summer, it is planning to conduct one big collection event this Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the HHW facility west of Redwood Falls (next to the Red-wood County museum).
According to Brian Sams, Redwood County Recycling Program coordinator, the event is going to include collection of both electronics items and appliances.
All appliances, such as refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, humidifiers, air conditioners, microwaves and similar items are going to be collected that day.
“At this collection, we are not charging for appliances,” said Sams.
There is one exception, though, as those who drop off RV refrigerators are going to pay for them.
Sams said electronics items are being collected, and for some of those items there is going to be a $5 charge.
Those items include anything with a screen, such as TVs, computer monitors and laptops computers and other similar items. Other electronics de-vices, such as CPUs, printers, keyboards, cell phones and VCRs/DVD players, can be dropped off for free.
Items, such as household hazardous waste, standard recyclable material and fluorescent bulbs are not being collected during the event this coming Wednesday.
Sams said the county has never conducted a collection like this before, and he is not sure what to expect.
The event is sponsored by the Redwood County Environmental Office, in conjunction with Bernick’s Companies. Bernick’s is going to offer a free bottle of pop, while supplies last, to those who bring items.
This collection is for Redwood County residents only. No businesses are able to drop off items at this event.
Those who would like more information about this upcoming collection may contact the environmental office at (507) 637-4023. Information is also available on the Redwood County Web site at www.co.redwood.mn.us.