"With new mandates in place prohibiting electronics from being discarded in landfills, it is more important than ever before to provide a community collection event with convenient and cost-effective options to recycle unwanted electronics," allen says. "Environmental sustainability is a core business principle at Republic Services and providing this resource to the community is part of our commitment to increase recycling and protect our planet."
The items that will be accepted at Dick's on Saturday include televisions, computer monitors and hard drives, laptops, printers, scanners, faxes, keyboards and other computer accessories; stereos, external hard drives and storage devices, cell phones, telephones; DVRs, VCRs, digital cameras, video recorders, MP3 players, wires, cables and microwaves.
Air conditioners, large appliances, vacuum cleaners, car batteries or household batteries will not be taken.
Computers, laptops, tablets and cell phones are free to recycle; video display devices that include televisions and monitors are $25 each. All other electronic devices with a power cord or powered by battery cost $5 a piece.
For more information, visit the Republic Services website.