Mayor Barrett invites residents to "e-cycle" their electronics Saturday

CREATED Jan. 25, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Saturday, Jan. 26, Mayor Tom Barrett will be at the City of Milwaukee Self-help Center to remind citizens to recycle old electronics.

"Mayor Barrett will also talk about the City’s two Self-Help Centers, a free service offered year round for City of Milwaukee residents where they can take their recyclables, garbage, old furniture, and brush, grass clippings and leaves/garden debris for proper disposal," said the Milwaukee Dept. of Public Works.

E-cycling is a free service offered year round for City of Milwaukee for City residents.

Residents may recycle all of the following electronics (at no charge):

• TVs
• Computers and accessories – desktop, laptop, netbooks, tablets, monitors, keyboards, mice, external modems, hard drives, flash drives, scanners, speakers
• Printers – includes those that scan, fax and/or copy
• DVD players, VCRs, and DVRs and other video players
• Fax machines
• Cell phones

"Electronics are the fastest growing segment of the solid waste stream," said the department. "They may contain hazardous materials such as lead, chromium, and mercury. Because of the dangers that old electronics pose when they are simply thrown into the trash, these items are no longer allowed in landfills as stated in a Wisconsin recycling law passed in 2009."

The event will be held at 3879 W. Lincoln Avenue at 2 p.m.