Madison Recycle Day returns Oct. 28 to help folks tidy up.

From 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. that Saturday, Keep Madison the City Beautiful hosts its second event this year at the corner of Main Street and Highway 51.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for homeowners to drop off all types of unused or unwanted items in one place,” said Tona Becker, the city liaison with Keep Mississippi Beautiful.

More and more local homeowners rely on the one-stop opportunity provided by Madison Recycle Day to clear out unused or outdated electronics, papers, junk, batteries and prescriptions.

The Madison Police Department will have a disposal site for unused and expired prescription drugs. Interstate Battery will be on hand collecting batteries of any type. There will be non-hazardous waste dumpsters on site for unloading trash and unwanted items.

On-site shredding equipment, provided by Shred-It, will take care of the sensitive documents that residents bring for a more secure disposal option. Because of the high demand for this service, there is a limit of five small bags of papers for shredding per household, and businesses are not allowed to bring documents. No boxes will be accepted.

“Get there early because once the truck is full, it’s gone,” Becker said.

All of those types of disposals are free.

For a fee, Magnolia Data Solutions will collect and get rid of unwanted TVs and monitors. The cost for disposing of a TV is $15. The cost for disposing of computer CRT monitors is $10 each and it costs $2 for computer LCD monitors. There is no charge for disposing of printers or other electronics, such as toasters or microwaves, or large items like old washers or dryers.

Paint cans will not be accepted.

Sponsors are the City of Madison, Magnolia Data Solutions, Interstate Powercare, Waste Management, Shred-It, the Madison Police Department, and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

For more information, call 601-317-9756.