Electronics & Mattress Recycling Events To Be Held In Cheshire

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CHESHIRE, CT — The Town of Cheshire will be holding an electronics recycling event on Saturday, March 19 and a mattress recycling event on Saturday, March 26.

Residents can drop off their electronic recyclables from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Quinnipiac Park, 1325 Cheshire St., according to officials.

Acceptable items to recycle include:

Computers/laptop/printer/keyboard/mouse/monitor; TV/VCR/DVD/remote; telephone/cellphone; fax machine; console; scanners; iPods/PDAs; stereo equipment, camera; tablet/eBooks; small appliances, lightbulbs, game consoles/controllers and batteries.

The following items are NOT accepted: smoke detectors, car batteries, and appliances containing Freon, including AC units, refrigerators, and dehumidifiers.

No other waste materials will be accepted, according to officials.

Read more from the news release below:

PLEASE NOTE: Some items such as computer and related equipment (printers etc.). TVs and stereo equipment, may be brought to CCRT, 22 Burton Drive, Cheshire, on any Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at NO CHARGE. Limit of 7 items per visit.

Due to COVID-19 this will be a contactless drop off. Please have items in your trunk or bed of a truck.

MATTRESS RECYCLING EVENT

The Town of Cheshire is hosting a community wide Free Mattress Recycling Event on from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at Quinnipiac Park, 1325 Cheshire St.

Cheshire residents may drop off their mattresses, box springs at no charge. Due to COVID, this will be a contactless disposal.

Items that will not be accepted include:

  • Mattresses from futons, sofa beds, water beds, car beds, crib mattresses

  • Mattresses infested with bed bugs

  • Mattresses that are wet, damaged, or excessively soiled

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Mattress pads, toppers, pillows, bedding

  • Furniture, other household items, garbage

This collection is for Cheshire residents only.

For more information, contact the Public Works Department at 203-271-6650.

This article originally appeared on the Cheshire Patch