Beginning January 2, 2010,
residents will once again be able to drop off their
electronics—including televisions, mp3 players, video game
systems, computers and more—at The Recycling Zone for free.
This will make it easier and cheaper for residents comply with
Minnesota State law requiring old electronics be recycled at a
certified recycling facility.
Recycling electronics is
important because they contain components that are harmful to the
environment and our health. Materials such as lead, mercury,
cadmium and brominated flame retardants can enter our soil and ground
water if not disposed of properly. Exposure to these materials
can cause a variety of health issues in humans.
Businesses will still be charged
35 cents per pound for electronics recycling – on the second
Tuesday of every month from 9am-2pm.
The Recycling Zone is located at
3365 Dodd Road in Eagan. For more information, visit The Recycling Zone
website or call 651-905-4520.