(WAUKESHA, WI) – The City of Muskego will be hosting a
special one-day collection of household electronics and appliances open to any
Waukesha County resident on Saturday, September 8 from 9:00 a.m. to noon. The
collection will take place at W182 S8200 Racine Ave.
State law bans electronics and
appliances from landfills and incinerators due to the valuable materials that
can be recycled and reused, including precious metals like gold and
copper. Many devices also contain hazardous materials such as lead,
mercury, cadmium, chromium and chemical flame retardants that need to be
disposed of properly. This collection assists residents to comply with
State law and provide options for responsible recycling of used, household
electronics and appliances.
Items that will be collected at
the event for a cash only fee include television sets ($25 each) and
Cathode Ray Tube computer monitors ($10 each). Intact, non-working
television or computer units will be accepted. No broken or de-manufactured
units will be accepted. These additional items will be collected at no
fee: computers, other computer monitors, printers, keyboards, laptops,
scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, cell phones, telephones, air
conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, microwaves, watercoolers, freezers,
water heaters, washer/dryers, stoves, oven/ranges, dishwashers.
These collection events are for household electronics and
appliances only. Businesses are required by Wisconsin law to recycle and there
are several options to contract for these services listed on our website, waukeshacounty.gov/recycling.
The Village of Hartland will host the next collection event
on Saturday, October 13 at 701 Progress Drive from 9:00 a.m. to noon. For
a list of upcoming events, business recycling options and locations to recycle
broken or de-manufactured units, visit our website waukeshacounty.gov/recycling
or call 262-896-8300.