What do you do when your television set or computer keyboard goes bad? You replace them, of course. But what do you do with the old electronics? Items like that can not be placed in your regular trash, and should instead by recycled properly. If you have electronic items causing clutter in your home, mark your calendar with these three upcoming Rice County Electronic Recycling Days.

The 2016 Rice County Electronic Recycling Days are:

  • October 1 at the Rice County Fairgrounds in Faribault,1814 Second Ave. N.W., on the north end of town from 8AM to noon
  • October 15 at the Lonsdale Rice County Highway Shop, 110 Fifth Ave. N.W., from 8AM to noon
  • October 29 at the Dundas Rice County Highway Shop, 597 County Road 1, from 8AM to noon

These events are open to all Rice County residents with ID or a current utility bill. Items that you can drop off include computer monitors, towers, printers and laptop computers. You can also dispose of television sets, small electronic video games, cell phones, MP3 players and fax machines. Appliances such as fridges, freezers, washers, dryers, microwaves, stoves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and dishwashers can all be dropped off. Items that will not be accepted include fans, toasters, blenders and hair dryers.

These events serve as a great way to get rid of electronics that no longer work in the correct manner. If you have questions about these events, or about an item's eligibility, go online to the Rice County Recycling and Solid Waste webpage or call (507) 332-6833.

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