Jackson will hold its annual e-cycling event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Recycling Center on Eastview Court. You may bring unusable electronic items, appliances and other metal objects to be diverted from landfills. Jackson Public Works director Rodney Bollinger says for example: lawn mowers (emptied of gas and oil), tools, air conditioners, laptops, TVs, computers and accessories, game systems and cartridges, stereo equipment and rechargeable and lead batteries. Items not accepted include tires; AAA, A, C and D batteries, radioactive materials and other hazardous waste items. Cape Girardeau County residents and businesses are invited to dispose of items, the release said. Solid-waste customers in Jackson should dispose of their recyclable electronic items at this event, because they are not picked up curbside during Clean Up–Fix Up Week. No trash will be accepted Saturday, only recyclable materials. All computer hard drives will be shredded or erased using U.S. Department of Defense-approved software.
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Thanks to a grant awarded to the vendor for the event, the normal $15 television disposal fee will be waived for all computer monitors and one TV per Jackson household, according to the release. Additional TVs will be accepted at $20 each for up to 27 inches and $40 for any TV larger than 27 inches, including wooden consoles of any screen size, for anyone bringing more than one TV per vehicle. All other accepted recyclable material can be disposed of for free, and VIP Security Shredding will be available from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to offer free shredding services for Jackson residents. For more information on the event, contact the Sanitation Department at 243-2333, the Public Works Department at 243-2300, Midwest Recycling at 636-931-3930; inquire online at jacksonmo.org or ecyclemo.org; or e-mail email@example.com.