Partnership collecting e-waste

MARQUETTE- The Superior Watershed Partnership in cooperation with the city of Marquette is hosting a free collection of unwanted electronics. The collection is open to all residents of Marquette County. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Marquette Public Works building. Electronics pose a serious disposal problem for many communities and if improperly disposed of can create certain water quality and health risks.

The collection will be accepting most consumer electronics and home office equipment including: computers, monitors, laptops, printers, TVs, cell phones, stereo equipment, microwaves, white goods (refrigerators, dish washers, etc.) and more.

Items containing freon (such as refrigerators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers) will be accepted for a $25 fee to cover freon removal and recycling. All other electronics accepted FREE.

Items containing biohazards, hazardous waste, and liquids of any type, fluorescent bulbs, and smoke detectors will NOT be accepted.

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