Get rid of electronic waste for free
The University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension is helping sponsor a free electronic waste recycling event from 8-11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 in the parking lot of the Kenosha County Center, 19600 75th St., Bristol.
Items accepted for disposal include TVs, printers, home phones, computers, scanners, cell phones, laptops, tablets, handheld games, electronic medical equipment and circuit board based equipment.
Electronic waste is generally toxic to humans, plants and animals, and has been known to contaminate water, air and soil. Wisconsin state law established the E-Cycle Wisconsin program to collect and recycle certain electronic devices. The law banned certain electronics from Wisconsin landfills and incinerators after September 1, 2010. The law established registered collection sites where consumers can drop unwanted electronics which then are sold to recyclers and broken down for their component recyclable parts