Electronics Recycling Change 31 Dec 12

The Brown County Board on Thursday approved a change to the way county residents will recycle electronics and household appliances. In the past Brown County has only collected electronic recyclables once a year. But beginning January 1st residents will be able to drop off their unused electronics at the Brown County Landfill at any time of the year for only $5 per-item. The fee had previously been $12 per-appliance. The change comes after the county board approved a 2-year contract with SW Recycling of Willmar. Destroying a computer’s hard drive will be an additional expense if residents so choose.