A special waste collection for residential and farm electronics, appliances, metals, and tires will be held from 8 a-m to noon today at Brewer Science, 2401 Brewer Drive in Rolla.
The collection is for residential items only. No materials from businesses will be accepted, and it’s open to residents from Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Maries, Phelps, Pulaski, and Washington counties.
Stoves, washers, dryers, hot water heaters, and other appliances will be collected free of charge. Free electronics also include computer components, laptop computers, keyboards, hair dryers, VCR/DVD players, cell phones, or anything that runs on a cord or battery. Oil and gas must be removed from tanks of any items such as push mowers, weed eaters, et cetera. Tires on rims will not be accepted.
They will not accept C-D’s, DVD’s, VHS, and data tapes, floppy disks, transformers, capacitors, or ballasts not clearly marked “No PCB’s”, smoke detectors, thermostats, medical wastes, gas containers, broken CRT’s, TV’s, or monitors.
Fees on certain items will be collected: $25 for CRT T-V’s over 27 inches and wood console T-V’s, $20 for CRT TV’s under 26 inches, $15 for flat screen T-V’s, $10 for all computer monitors, and refrigerated appliances with Freon.