I know, old electronics are tough to give up on. You just never know when someone will ask if you have the Cheers finale on VHS, right?

Most old home electronics of the 1970s - 2000s are outdated in 2016. Couldn't you use that extra space on the shelf for something a little more useful?

Do something about it. Waterbury's Mayor Neil O'Leary announced on his Facebook page that there will be a consumer household electronics recycling event at Waterbury's Brass Mill Center's Sears Automotive parking lot on Saturday September 17. They will be accepting your electronics from 9 AM to 1 PM.

Electronics Recycling Event set for Sept. 17 at Mall. Mayor Neil M. O'Leary reminds residents that the City of Waterbury, in cooperation with the Litter Control and Beautification Commission, will be hosting a FREE Electronic Waste Recycling Collection event at the Brass Mill Mall. Residents from Waterbury and surrounding towns are encouraged to bring their unwanted electronics, including old televisions and computers, to the Sears Automotive parking lot on Saturday, September 17, 2016 between 9 AM and 1 PM. The collection will take place rain or shine.
In addition to this special event, the Mayor would like to remind Waterbury residents that The City offers a permanent collection programs at the Transfer Station located at 220 Mark Lane and at Take 2 Inc. located at 567 South Leonard Street in Waterbury. All of these services are being provided with no cost to the taxpayers and is supported by the State of Connecticut’s Producer Responsibility Law, requiring the manufacturers of electronics to pay for their responsible recycling.
Accepted materials include, but are not limited to: Computers, Laptops, Printers, Fax Machines, Monitors, TVs, Cell Phones, Tablets, Video Games, VCR/DVD Machines, Remotes, Key Boards, Small Appliances, Light Bulbs and Batteries. Unaccepted materials include: smoke detectors, propane tanks, paint, household hazardous waste and air conditioners, refrigerators, or dehumidifiers.

Just recently, I unloaded a car-full of old paint cans at the city's hazardous liquid waste pick-up at Kennedy High School. I was in and out of there in under two minutes. It was great. I highly suggest you pay attention to these services that waterbury is offering.

If you can't make it to the event, O'Leary reminds you that year-round disposal of liquid/hazardous waste, old electronics, and bulky garbage is available. Find out more by visiting Waterbury's official website.