To help residents dispose of unwanted household items, O’Fallon’s Environmental Services Department is sponsoring two events this month, the Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event and the Bulk Waste Drop-off.
Electronics & Appliance Recycling Event – Drop off unwanted appliances and electronics for recycling from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 12. The event will take place in the parking lot located at the southwest corner of Tom Ginnever Ave. and T.R. Hughes Blvd., adjacent to CarShield Field, 900 T.R. Hughes Blvd., O’Fallon, Missouri 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 larger – $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.
Bulk Waste Drop-off – 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. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 19. The waste transfer station is located at 1572 Progress West Lane, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366.
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 with oil and gas removed (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 pick-up 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 questions contact Environmental Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-272-0477.