ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) – La Crosse County wants to remind its residents that the Hazardous Materials Facility on Highway 16 collects e-waste for free.
Businesses dropping off e-waste are charged 20 cents per pound.
E-waste accepted by the county includes printers, fax machines, computer monitors and copiers.
For a full list of acceptable items, visit the county's web site.
Randy Nedrelo, La Crosse County's Special Waste Manager, says it makes good sense to recycle your e-waste.
"There are some issues with toxicity to the metals in e-waste," Nedrelo says. "But the biggest reason to recycle is there are some valuable metals in there. If those metals can be recovered and recycled -- that's metals that don't have to be mined and don't have to bring all the environmental impacts that go along with mining."
The Hazardous Materials Facility is open 8 am to 4 pm on Tuesdays and 10 am to 6 pm on Wednesdays.
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