ELIZABETH—Northwest Illinois residents and businesses are invited to participate in a recycling collection from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 18, at the Elizabeth Community Building rear parking area just off U.S. 20, at 330 N. West St., Elizabeth.

Several categories collected at the event include fees to cover a portion of recycling processing and transfer expense while other categories are free. No paint, tires and household hazardous waste items will be accepted.

Electronics that have a screen of any kind will be collected for a $25 fee per item. This includes computer monitors/screens, laptops, and all types of televisions. Large household appliances will be accepted for $10 per item and include refrigerators, washers, dryers, dishwashers, stoves, air conditioners, dehumidifiers, microwaves, etc.

Paper shredding is available with a $2 fee per participating household or business. Unwanted prescription medications will also be collected for free. No sharps will be accepted.

Compact and large fluorescent bulbs will also be accepted for a charge with CFL bulbs 25 cents each and larger fluorescent bulbs $1 each.

Free recycling categories include most small electronic items such as desktop computer towers (no screens), VCRs, DVD players, printers, keyboards, mice, cords, cables, phones, radios, speakers, copiers, and cell phones.

Small household appliances are also accepted at no charge and include vacuum cleaners, coffee and bread makers, toaster ovens, small saws, drills, holiday lights, hair dryers and more.

Batteries are also accepted for free and include all types of alkaline, lithium, rechargeable, and large lead-acid vehicle and machinery batteries.

Small and large metal items are eligible for drop off for free including bicycles, swing sets, metal shelving, metal cabinets, lawn and garden tractors, lawn mowers, metal furniture, outdoor grills, and more.

For more information or questions, contact Mark Maidak at 815-718-0238 or mwmaidak@gmail.com.