Erie County's annual Appliance and Computer Drop-Off, which drew a record crowd last year, returns this weekend. The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Erie County Fairgrounds.
Last year's drop-off drew a record 485 cars, and organizers hope for an even bigger turnout this year, said Lisa Toich, coordinator of solid waste management for Erie County.
A new feature this year is consumers won't have to drain Freon from refrigerators or air conditioners. The county will take care of that chore, Toich said.
Large appliances accepted Saturday include air conditioners, freezers, refrigerators, stoves and ovens, dehumidifiers, gas grills, dishwashers, microwaves and dryers. A variety of computer equipment will be accepted, including laptops, desktops and components. Working cell phones, cell phone batteries and chargers will be accepted.