Electronic Recycling

*Pre-registration Required*

What:
Safely discard of your electronic junk! This service is provided by the Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) and allows residents (no businesses, please) to safely dispose of computers, radios, cameras, VCRs, CD players, nearly anything that has a cord or battery. Most items are free to recycle, but some fees apply to certain items. MRC staff will unload items from your vehicle and ask that you remain in your vehicle at all times. If any fees apply, cash or check payments will be accepted.

What's New: By way of a grant provided from St. Louis County Department of Public Health to encourage CRT (cathode ray tube) television recycling, the first 18 residents to register per session that would like to recycle a CRT TV will have this fee waived. If you have an old CRT TV to discard, please note this at the time of registration. When you are checked in on the day of the event, you will be given a voucher. This voucher will be given to staff stationed at the recycling trucks in lieu of payment. As part of grant requirements, we must document and account for each CRT TV recycled. Thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation during this process.

When: September 18, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Residents will choose one session and arrive at their designated time: 9:00, 9:45, 10:30, 11:15, or 12:00

Where: Maryland Heights Government Center, 11911 Dorsett Rd.

How: Pre-register by phone at (314) 291-6550 or online at www.marylandheights.com/RecyclingEvents. Participation is limited to the first 375 residents so reserve your spot! Registration will open on July 1 and close on September 15. When registering, please provide your name, phone number, home address and email (if applicable). If you plan on recycling a CRT TV, pictured below, please select the ticket that includes the voucher. Limit one voucher per car.  We will be checking addresses to confirm Maryland Heights residency. 

CRT Television TVWhat is a CRT TV?
A CRT TV is an older style television that uses cathode ray tubes. The tubes inside the TV are particularly dangerous to the environment because they are made of heavy leaded glass. The leaded glass is categorized as hazardous waste and can be quite expensive to dispose of ($30-$50). The City of Maryland Heights has recently secured a grant through St. Louis County Department of Health to offset the usual fee to dispose of these televisions. If you were waiting to dispose of a CRT TV, now is the time to do so! Please, note, this grant does not apply to other type of TVs such as: LCD, LED or Plasma TVs. If you will be disposing of a non-CRT TV, a $20 fee will apply.

Unaccepted Items:
  •  VHS tapes, data tapes, floppy disks
  • Capacitors or ballasts that are not clearly marked as "No PCBs"
  •  Anything leaking oil or acid such as cracked batteries
  • Alkaline batteries
  •  Light bulbs or exit signs
  • Thermostats or smoke detectors
  •  Broken ink or toner cartridges that are leaking powder or liquid
  • Physically broken CRT TVs and monitors
  • Gas containers such as Freon, Oxygen or Nitros Oxide

Cost: Most items are free but some fees may apply. For a complete list of accepted items and associated fees, visit: www.marylandheights.com/RecyclingEvents.