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Recycle Your Electronics in November

Nov 08, 2020 02:33PM ● By Annette Briggs

Attention Lexington County residents! Did you know that you can bring up to five electronics, or boxes/bags of electronics, to the Edmund Landfill from your primary residence at no charge year round? The Edmund Landfill is located at 498 Landfill Lane, in Lexington, and is open Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

State law requires that televisions, computers, monitors and printers be recycled, so these four items are only accepted at the Edmund Landfill and at electronic drop-off events. Other electronics, such as DVD players, stereos and telephones, may be recycled at the Edmund Landfill, placed in household garbage if mostly plastic, or taken to any of Lexington County’s 11 collection and recycling centers to be recycled in the scrap metal container (if mostly metal).

Appliances without Freon, including microwaves, stoves and dishwashers, may be placed in the scrap metal container at collection and recycling centers or may be placed in the scrap metal ground pile at the Edmund Landfill. There is no charge when brought from your primary residence in Lexington County. Appliances with Freon (e.g. refrigerators, air conditioning units, wine coolers, etc.) are only accepted at the Edmund Landfill for a $15 fee, which covers Freon removal.

For more information, contact Lexington County’s Solid Waste management department at 803-755-3325, ext. 6, or visit Lex-co.sc.gov/solidwaste.

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