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KEEPING YOUR ELECTRONICS OUT OF LANDFILLS IN 2012
December 25, 2011, 7:00 am
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In September 2009, Illinois passed the Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act.  With the passage of this bill, Illinois becames the 16th state in the U.S. to ban electronic items from the state’s landfills.

Items that can no longer be disposed of in your garbage are:

  • TVs and monitors
  • Computers:  desktops, laptops and tablets
  • Computer accessories:  keyboards and mice
  • Printers and scanners
  • Fax machines
  • VCRS, DVD players/recorders
  • Videogame consoles
  • Portable music players
  • Digital converter boxes
  • Cable/satellite receivers

Now is the time to take note–and advantage–of local electronic recycling events.  The villages of Elk Grove Village and Hoffman Estates are SWANCC communities and they provide a number of programs throughout the year.  Check out their website at www.swancc.org.  The Village of Schaumburg provides a big electronics recycling event every April.  And, the village of Hanover Park has an ongoing electronics dropoff at their Public Works facility on Lake Street.

The EPA also has a list of Registered Residential E-Waste Collection sites here.
Some of the local sites are:

  •  Goodwill Retail Services  900 W. Algonquin Road, Arlington Heights, 262-551-2843
  • Goodwill Retail Services  1420 S. IL Route 59, Bartlett, 262-551-2843
  • Goodwill Retail Services   543 E. North Avenue, Glendale Heights, 262-551-2843
  • Groot Industries, Inc.  1759 Elmhurst Road , Elk Grove Village, 773-242-1977
  • Vintage Tech Recyclers  6N030 Rosedale Road, Bloomingdale (no phone number listed)

Keep this blog in your favorites and we’ll keep you up to date on any upcoming events!

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