If you have old TVs and computer monitors sitting around, here's your chance to dispose of them responsibly and free of charge.

If you live in  Calhoun County, your opportunity is  9am to 1pm on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the city’s Department of Public Works, 150 S. Kendall Street.    It's an effort toward keeping these items out of landfills. These items cannot be placed in the city’s curbside recycling containers.

Here's what they'll accept:

Electronics:

  • Computers (including laptops)
  • LCD and CRT monitors
  • printers
  • wires and cords
  • computer peripherals
  • copy and fax machines
  • audio and visual equipment
  • plasma/LCD/tube TVs
  • game consoles
  • stereo equipment
  • lamps
  • small kitchen appliances
  • car and household batteries
  • other items with a cord

This collection is for residential electronic waste only, and fees will apply to a large amount of material brought to the collection without proper notice. Anyone with a large quantity of electronics should contact an electronics company directly for proper disposal.

Styrofoam No. 6:

  • Cups
  • plates
  • meat trays
  • to-go containers
  • coolers
  • egg cartons
  • No. 6 packing materials

This particular Styrofoam is polystyrene. It typically is embossed with the number 6, and typically is used in the materials listed. Foam packing peanuts and construction foam cannot be accepted. All Styrofoam items must be clean.

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Battle Creek's Environmental Program Coordinator Lizzy Paul says that residents who only have Styrofoam for disposal are encouraged to bring those items to the Marshall Recycling Center, if possible.  That facility is located at 13300 15 Mile Road in Marshall.  It's open  Tuesday: 10AM – 2PM , Thursday: 2pm – 6pm,  and Saturday 10am – 2pm.

Paul says they are seeking approximately 10 volunteers to help the electronics vendor at this event. Volunteers play an important role in keeping these recycling events free to our neighbors. Refreshments will be provided. If you can help, contact Lizzy Paul, the city’s environmental program coordinator, at 269-966-3355 ext. 1889 or egpaul@battlecreekmi.gov.

 Thank you for recycling in Battle Creek and Calhoun County!