A special waste collection for residential electronics, appliances, and tires will be held later this week at Dixon High School. The collection is a collaborative effort between Dixon R-I Schools and the Meramec Regional Planning Commission. On March 25, residents from Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, and Pulaski counties can drop off their electronics, appliances, and tires at Dixon High School. Stoves, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, and other appliances will be collected free of charge. Computer components, laptop computers, keyboards, hair dryers, VCR and DVD players, cell phones or anything than runs on a cord or battery will also be collected for free. Items not accepted include CDs, DVDs, VHS and data tapes, floppy disks, transformers, and smoke detectors among other things. Some items do carry a fee. The fee is $25 for CRT TVs over 27 inches, projection screens, and wood console TVs, $20 for CRT TVs under 26 inches, $15 for flat-screen TVs, and $10 for all computer monitors and refrigerated appliances with freon. There are also fees for tires, $2 each for passenger tires, $7.50 each for semi-truck tires, and $35 each for tractor tires. For more information on items accepted or the fee structure, contact the MRPC’s Jill Hollowell at 573-265-2993 Ext. 109 or at [email protected].