Free Electronics Recycling Collection Events for Rice County Residents

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Free Electronics Recycling Collection Events for Rice County Residents

The Rice County Environmental Services Department will offer two free electronic recycling collection events this fall. Rice County residents will be able to bring electronics for recycling free of charge to these events. Only Rice County residents are eligible to bring in electronics and proof of county residency will be required (driver’s license or utility bill with ID verification). No business electronics will be accepted.

  • The first collection event will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.  at the Rice County Fairgrounds, 1814 N.W. 2nd Avenue, Faribault.
  • The second collection event will be held on Saturday, October 1st from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rice County Highway Shop, 110 N.W. 5th Avenue, Lonsdale.

The following are the types of items that will be accepted: television sets, computer monitors, computer towers & laptops, household printers, fax machines, small electronic video games & devices, and rechargeable devices such as cell phones and MP3 players/iPods.

The following items will not be accepted: small devices such as fans, toasters, hair dryers, electric pans & blenders; major appliances; garbage or household hazardous waste.

More information on electronic recycling is available on the Rice County website at For questions about electronics recycling or the collection events please contact Rice County Environmental Services at 507-332-6833 or


  • Julie Runkel, Environmental Services Director, (507) 332-6113
  • Gary Weiers, County Administrator, (507) 332-6121

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