Changes coming to city’s clean up dayLooking to get rid of some old electronics during the city’s biannual clean up day? Well, this year it will cost you.
By: Emily Zimmer, Rosemount Town Pages
Looking to get rid of some old electronics during the city’s biannual clean up day? Well, this year it will cost you.
In past years electronic manufacturers have paid to have old electronics recycled so the city and the recyclers it works with could offer to take things like computer monitors and DVD players for free. However, those manufacturers have met their mandates and are no longer paying so this year there will be some charges.
This year the city of Rosemount has partnered with J.R’s Advanced Recyclers to collect old electronics Saturday, May 16 for the city’s spring clean up day held on the Dakota County Technical College Campus.
While in the past the city has collected the money for everything, this year residents will pay J.R.’s directly for the electronics they drop off. The city will take payment for any other materials such as tires, furniture and appliances. Hazardous materials such as paints and motor oil will not be accepted.
“(Residents) won’t have to write a million checks but they might have to write two depending on what the have,” said event organizer Tom Schuster.
While Schuster admits the whole thing might be a little confusing he said organizing it this way will be best because there are so many items to considers. The 31 electronic items J.R.’s will take are priced differently.
The citywide clean up day will be held from 8 a.m. to noon in the west parking lot at DCTC. The event usually draws a large number of residents. Proof of Rosemount residency is required.
Drivers should enter off Highway 3 or Blaine Avenue onto 160th Street for easier line up.
For a list of electronic equipment and the disposal fee for each item, see the city web site at www.ci.rosemount.mn.us. Please contact the city’s Solid Waste Coordinator at 651-322-6005 with any questions.