(Jackson, Miss.) – An electronic waste (e-waste) collection and recycling event for the Jackson Metro area will be held on October 29 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Mississippi Farmers Market at 929 High Street, adjacent to the State Fairgrounds.

Businesses and individuals from the Jackson Metro area are welcome to bring items to be recycled including computers, desktop copiers, fax machines, radios, televisions, cell phones, desk phones, VCRs, DVD players, monitors, keyboards, printers, and scanners. Lithium Ion, Lead Acid, and Ni-Metal Hydride batteries will also accepted.

There is no cost to recycle most items. However, there is a $2 fee for LCD and LED flat screen computer monitors, a $5 fee for CRT computer monitors, and a $15 fee for all televisions. These fees cover the costs for proper handling of the hazardous materials contained in these devices like lead and mercury.

For the safety of visitors and event staff, all traffic into the drop-off area is one-way only. Visitors are requested to stay in the vehicle as event staff unload the materials. In addition, visitors are requested to wear a mask while interacting with the event staff relaying information from a vehicle or paying any fees.

For more information or questions on the event, please contact Debi Green with the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership at (601) 948-7575 and dgreen@greaterjacksonpartnership.com and Christopher Lumaghini with Magnolia Data Solutions at (601) 919-0062 and christopher@magnoliadatasolutions.com.

The event is sponsored by the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership and Magnolia Data Solutions in partnership with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality, the City of Jackson, Keep Jackson Beautiful, Keep Mississippi Beautiful, and the Mississippi Recycling Coalition.