Sherman is hosting a free recycling event Saturday at the Sherman School parking lot, 2 Route 37 East.

The free event is open to area residents, not just those who live in Sherman.

Computers and electronics will be accepted between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. when Newtech Recycling, Inc., a state-approved recycler of electronic waste and IT hardware, will be on site. The company uses Department of Defense standard software to remove and destroy all data from the equipment.

The accepted electronics include computers, laptops, mainframes/servers, cables/wiring, fax machines, copiers, monitors, mice, stereo/video equipment, cell phones, telephones, speakers, toner cartridges, typewriters, printers, scanners, controllers, lab/test equipment, televisions, laptop batteries and APC/UPS.

Household appliances will not be accepted.

Textiles will be accepted all weekend. Baystate Textiles will accept all textiles as long as it’s clean and dry. Ripped and stained are acceptable. About 95 percent of all textiles can be recycled and can be kept out of the waste stream.

Acceptable items include footwear, stuffed animals, all clothing, sheets, towels, pillows, placemats, draperies, table linens, throw rugs, bathrobes and accessories such as hats, purses, belts, ties, gloves, scarves, totes and duffel bags.

Mattresses, couch cushions, lawn furniture cushions, foam products, carpet remnants and rugs larger than two feet by four feet will not be accepted.

Document shredding will also be available from 9 a.m. to noon when a secure Eco Shred’s truck will be on site. Documents are cross-cut shredded and mixed with 10,000 pounds of other shredded paper before tipped at the end of the day at a certified plant. It’s free but donations are appreciated to offset the cost of the shredding service.

Call the First Selectman’s office at 860-355-1139 with any questions.