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O’Fallon renews electronics, appliance recycling

O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department will sponsor two events – the Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event and the Large Item Drop-off – every other month February through December.

Unwanted appliances and electronics can be dropped off for recycling from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Feb. 10. in the west parking lot at CarShield Field, at the southwest corner of Tom Ginnever Avenue and T.R. Hughes Boulevard in O’Fallon.

In general, items with an electric cord or batteries can be dropped off, including household appliances, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, microwaves, computer monitors [including CRTs], printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, scanners, cell phones, pagers, fax machines, answering machines, radios, stereos, speakers, VCR and DVD players, DVDs, power tools, lawn and garden equipment [must have gas and oil removed], and LED/LCD TVs.

The drop-off is available to all, including individuals, schools, churches and businesses. There is no cost except for the following items:

  • LED/LCD/Plasma televisions – $20
  • CRT monitors – $5
  • CRT TVs 26” or less – $30
  • CRT TVs 27” or greater – $50
  • Wood console and true big screen/projection TVs – $50
  • Any unit containing freon (refrigerant) – $10

Smoke detectors, glass lamps, light bulbs, VHS tapes and alkaline batteries are not accepted.

Additionally, O’Fallon residents enrolled in the city’s trash collection service can take items too large to fit into curbside trash containers to the city’s waste transfer station from 7 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 17. The waste transfer station is located at 1572 Progress West Lane. Directions and future drop-off dates, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste. 

To use the drop-off, customers need a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and must unload their own items. Acceptable items include furniture, carpets, swing sets, bikes, toddler pools, sports and exercise equipment, lawn mowers [but not riding mowers], large hand tools, barbecue grills, computer monitors, televisions and fluorescent bulbs. To request curbside pick-up of these items, call Environmental Services at (636) 272-0477. [Weight and size limits may apply.] The fee will be added to the customer’s bi-monthly trash bill.

Unacceptable items include appliances, automotive tires, parts and batteries, yard waste, railroad ties, and liquid household hazardous waste: paints and stains, gas, oil, solvents, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides.

For information about disposal of unacceptable and other items visit St. Charles County’s recycling resource webpage at www.sccmo.org/918/Recycling-Centers or call (636) 949-1800.

For questions contact Environmental Services at ofallonrecycles@ofallon.mo.us or (636) 272-0477.

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