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Electronic devices that contain a screen, such as computer monitors and television sets, are required by Minnesota Law to be recycled. Many other types of electronics, such as CPUs, DVDs and VCR players are also accepted for recycling at three locations in Steele County and each location sets their own fees. Click here for information on recycling electronics at the Steele County Landfill and its fees. Electronics are also accepted for recycling at the Steele County Recycling Center in Owatonna, which is operated by Waste Management. Call 507-456-4894 for more information. The Retrofit Companies in Owatonna (ph. 507-455-2181) also accepts electronics for recycling for a fee. Some large retail stores such as Best Buy also accept electronics and occasionally a special collection is held at a facility. These types of collections are typically announced in the media.
Electronic goods, especially those with a screen, contain significant amounts of hazardous materials such as lead, mercury and cadmium. Recycling electronics keeps these materials out of the landfill, where they could contaminate ground water and harm human health.
Call Steele County Environmental Services (ph. 507-444-7475) to report illegal dumping of any garbage or recycling related complaints.
If you find dynamite or anything that is marked “explosive” or that you think might be explosive,DO NOT TOUCH IT! Call the Steele County Sheriff’s Office at 507-444-3800. Household hazardous waste facilities cannot accept explosive wastes.