Toxic cleanup will include electronic equipment this year in three Iowa communities. The Iowa Department of Natural Resources Merry Rankin says they’re asking some residents to bring old computers, monitors and TVs to toxic cleanup day.She says they’re trying this as pilot projects that allow residents of Spencer, Sioux City and Centerville to drop off old electronic equipment. Rankin says residents can bring up to three monitors or TVs for a five-dollar charge.She says the fee is only about one-eighth the actual cost of the items, and they just want people to know their is some cost.Rankin says the old computers and monitors contain heavy metals and other toxins that can be a danger to our environment. She says Iowa’s involved with 19 other states studying ways to get people to recycle their old electronics. The ultimate goal is to develop a statewide recycling program for Iowa. The cleanup dates are May 27 in Spencer; May 11th in Sioux City, and May 18th in Centerville.
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