The city of Union will host an electronic recycling drive Saturday, May 19, at the city maintenance shed located at 202 W. Brown St.

The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. by Midwest Recycling Center (MRC) based in Crystal City.

There is no charge to drop off computer monitors and no limit to the number of monitors that can be recycled, said City Administrator Russell Rost.

He added that there will not be a charge for televisions to be recycled, but only two may be dropped off per person.

“We are getting close to 100,000 pounds already recycled here and we are hoping to have a large collection this time,” Rost said.

During the electronic drive, items and cash donations for the Union Food Pantry also will be collected.

MRC is a state-certified recycling business that specializes in the safe disposal of computers, electronics and appliances. MRC often works with businesses and communities across eastern Missouri to conduct large-scale recycling efforts that greatly reduce waste going to landfills.

Major appliances, including washers, dryers, dishwashers, and those with refrigerants, will be collected.

Other items to be collected include printers, keyboards, computer mice, cellphones, wires and cables, pagers, scanners, speakers, VCRs, DVD players, fax machines, telephones, answering machines, microwaves, stereos, gaming systems, cameras, stoves, air-conditioning units, car batteries and other items.

“Pretty much anything that plugs in or runs on batteries will be collected,” Rost said.