The Crow Wing County Land Services Department will conduct a business electronics collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 20, at the Crow Wing County Landfill.

This is an opportunity for businesses to dispose of any old electronics. Items accepted include computer equipment such as central processing units, CDs/DVDs, monitors, memory, networking, printers, scanners and tape drives; other computer equipment, such as circuit boards, integrated circuits, precious metal scrap, wire and cable, motor generators; and duplication/copying equipment, banking equipment, barcode equipment, communication equipment, hospital/medical equipment, telephones and test/lab equipment.

Loose batteries will not be accepted.

Due to COVID-19, extra precautions will be taken to ensure the safety of those dropping items off and the county staff. All items should be in the trunk, truck bed or on a trailer, and motorists will need to remain in the vehicle the entire time.

The landfill attendant will direct businesses to the collection site after the vehicle has been weighed. Equipment to be disposed will be unloaded and weighed and the vehicle will be directed back to the landfill office to be reweighed. Businesses will be provided with a bill at that time. The cost to dispose of business electronics is 30 cents per pound.

Billing for business/commercial will be accomplished through the landfill office and credit cards, cash or checks will be accepted. This fee is due the day of the event or within 30 days of receipt of the invoice for those businesses that have a charge account at the landfill. If a business wishes to establish a charge account, it may contact the landfill office at 218-828-4392 before the event.

Local businesses that plan to participate in this event are encouraged to contact the solid waste office at 218-824-1290 so paperwork may be completed to expedite the wait time.

Government agencies eligible for state contract rates will be handled differently. They will be billed directly by Dynamic Recycling. Dynamic Recycling will verify the equipment and invoice the agency within two weeks of the drop-off, so no payment is required during the event.