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Electronics recycling and large item drop-off resume in O’Fallon this month

Recycling Event

To help residents dispose of unwanted household items, O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department will continue sponsoring two events, the Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event and the Large Item Drop-off. Beginning in February, the events will be held every other month through December. 

Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event – February 10

Drop off unwanted appliances and electronics for recycling in the west parking lot at CarShield Field from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, February 10. The parking lot is located at the southwest corner of Tom Ginnever Ave. and T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon 63366.

In general, items with an electric cord or which take a battery can be dropped off: household appliances, water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners, microwaves, computer monitors (including CRTs), printers, keyboards, laptops, hard drives, scanners, cell phones, pagers, fax machines, answering machines, radios, stereos, speakers, VCR and DVD players, DVDs, power tools, lawn and garden equipment (must have gas and oil removed), and LED/LCD TVs.

The drop-off is available to all, including schools, churches and businesses as well as individuals. There is no cost except for the following items:

  • LED/LCD/Plasma televisions – $20
  • CRT monitors – $5
  • CRT TVs 26” or less – $30
  • CRT TVs 27” or greater – $50
  • Wood console and true big screen/projection TVs – $50
  • Any unit containing freon (refrigerant) – $10

Please, do NOT bring smoke detectors, glass lamps, light bulbs, VHS tapes or alkaline batteries.

 

Large Item Drop-off – February 17

Open and free to O’Fallon, Missouri, residents enrolled in the City’s trash collection service, items too large to fit into residents’ curbside trash containers can be brought to the O’Fallon waste transfer station from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, February 17. The waste transfer station is located at 1572 Progress West Lane 63366. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/bulk-waste for directions and future drop-off dates.  

To use the drop-off, customers need a current photo ID with their O’Fallon address and must unload their own items.

Acceptable items include: furniture, carpets, swing sets, bikes, toddler pools, sports and exercise equipment, lawn mowers (but not riding mowers), large hand tools, barbecue grills, computer monitors, televisions and fluorescent bulbs. To request curbside pick-up of these items, call Environmental Services at 636-272-0477. (Weight and size limits may apply.) The fee will be added to the customer’s bi-monthly trash bill.

Unacceptable items include: appliances, automotive tires, parts and batteries, yard waste, railroad ties, and liquid household hazardous waste: paints and stains, gas, oil, solvents, pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. (For information about disposal of unacceptable and other items visit St. Charles County’s recycling resource webpage at www.sccmo.org/918/Recycling-Centers or call  636-949-1800.)

For more information, contact Environmental Services at ofallonrecycles@ofallon.mo.us or 636-272-0477.

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