A special waste collection for residential electronics, appliances, and tires will be held this Saturday. The city of St. Robert and the Meramec Regional Planning commission are teaming up Saturday to collect residential items. The collection is for residential materials only– no materials from businesses will be accepted. Residents from the counties of Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, and Washington are eligible to participate. Stoves washers, dryers, hot water heaters, and other appliances will be collected free of charge. Other free electronics include computer components, laptops, keyboards, hair dryers, VCR/DVD players, cell phones, or anything that runs on a cord or battery. Items that will not be collected include CDs, DVDs, VHS and data tapes, floppy disks, transformers, capacitors or ballasts not clearly marked “no PCBs,” smoke detectors, thermostats, medical waste, broken ink or toner cartridges, alkaline batteries, light bulbs, and broken CRTs, TVs or monitors. For more information on the items accepted or the fee structure, contact the MRPC’s Jill Hollowell at 573-265-2993, Ext. 109, or email [email protected]