The Southwest Missouri Solid Waste Region N is partnering with Computer Recycling Center, LLC to provide households in Lawrence County for a Free Electronic Recycling Event from 9-11 a.m., September 29. The event is being held at MU Southwest Research Facility, 14548 State Rd H, in Mt Vernon.

Funding for this project is from a grant through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. This event is free and open to all residents until the trucks are full or grant funds have been exhausted. This event helps to insure that electronic waste is recycled and not improperly disposed of. Region N serves the counties of Barry, Dade, Lawrence, Stone and Taney. Region N will be holding one recycling event in each of its five counties this fall.

This is a great opportunity to responsibly recycle the following items: computers, laptops, cell phones, TVs, keyboards, DVD players, microwaves, washers, dryers, refrigerators and monitors (anything with a battery or a cord). Due to restrictions in the grant, this event is only open to households. Items will not be accepted from businesses, churches, schools, hotels, resorts, city/county offices or any other organizations. Businesses can contact Computer Recycling Center at 417-866-2588.

Computer Recycling and Region N reserve the right to refuse any items as necessary. Refrigerators, microwaves or other items containing food waste or other waste will not be accepted. All items should be clean. Please bring no more than two TVs of the same make or model from the same resident.

No items can be left before 9 a.m. If you arrive early, stay in vehicle and form a line. Do not unload your items.

Donations will be accepted to help offset the recycling costs. For questions, please contact the Region N Office at 417-236-9012.