Broward County residents are being encouraged to recycle their used electronic equipment and
dispose of household hazardous waste in an environmentally safe manner.

Such waste can be dropped off free of charge between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at Silver Shores Park, 15700 Pembroke Rd.

Residents can dispose of the following items safely and for free: household hazardous waste, including compact fluorescent lamps, fluorescent tubes, paint, solvents, motor oil, pesticides, household chemicals, lawn and pool chemicals, mercury thermometers, propane tanks and fire extinguishers. Used electronics to be accepted include televisions, computers, monitors, keyboards, printers, fax machines, cell phones, compact discs and digital video disc players and rechargeable batteries.

Items that will not be accepted are stereos, microwaves, kitchen appliances, explosives, biohazardous waste and business-generated waste.

Proof of Broward County residency, such as a driver's license or current utility bill, is required.

The county operates permanent drop-off locations that accept household hazardous waste and used electronics, at  2780 N. Powerline Road, Pompano Beach, north of Copans Road, and 5601 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., West Park, l between Miramar and Pembroke Park,  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

For more information, call 954-765-4999.