February 9, 2006 at 6:29 a.m.
The county has contracted with the Harris-based “Recycling for Wildlife” for safe collection and disposal of electronics for a while now, but that location hasn’t been convenient for inhabitants of the south end of the county. Last week SRC was added to the approved electronics recycling program, along with Recycling for Wildlife (674-7268).
Electronics needing special recycling include televisions, computer monitors, and keyboards, hand held video games, etc. These items are made using lead, cadmium, mercury, and other hazardous components.
The SRC recycling center is located a little more than one mile east of the lights in Wyoming, on County Road 84 or East Viking Boulevard. (See sign in photo.)
County solid waste coordinator Gary Noren said a big plus having SRC enter the program is the facility is open more. SRC site supervisor “Rick” said hours for SRC are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. five days a week and 8 a.m. until noon on Saturdays. Phone number is 462-5298.
The chart depicts the cost to recycle at a non-subsidized facility in the first column, and the far right column is costs for county residents at the sanctioned facilities. You should be able to show proof of county residency when disposing of items.
Tires and appliances continue to be collected at the East Central Solid Waste Commission facility in Mora, at Larry Hemmer Recycle Inc. in Rush City and at Recycling for Wildlife. The county runs a subsidy program underwriting costs for disposing of tires and appliances at these loactions.
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