The city of Lawrence will host its first electronic recycling event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Lied Center of Kansas parking lot, 1600 Stewart Drive.
Residents and small business are invited to recycle unwanted electronic equipment. Electronic equipment may contain hazardous components such as lead, mercury and cadmium, which should not go in landfills.
Items accepted for recycling are computer monitors, desktops, laptops, keyboards, printers and other peripherals, televisions, copiers, scanners, telephones, cell phones, pagers, fax machines, VHS/DVD drives, and hand-held devices.
There is a recycling fee of $5 per computer monitor and $10 per television. There are no charges for other electronic equipment. An optional on-site hard drive destruction is available for $5 per hard drive. Fees may be paid by cash or check.
Items that will not be accepted are large appliances such as refrigerators and household hazardous materials such as paint, used oil and pesticides.
For information, call the Waste Reduction and Recycling Division at 832-3030 or visit www.LawrenceRecycles.org.