Metals and Electronics Recycling


Metals and Electronics

Next Drive:  May 7, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 Machesney Town Center
South parking lot, 8750 N. 2nd St., Machesney Park IL 61115

Some metals, electronics and computers can  now be taken to the Recycle Centers located in Rockford and Roscoe.

Effective January 1, 2012, electronic devices may no longer be disposed of in landfills in Illinois. They must be disposed of through a collector/recycler/refurbisher licensed and approved by the State of Illinois. Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has been an approved collector of electronic devices since 2010.

In 2015, Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has recycled more than 80 tons of metals and electronics. Since its first Metals Drive in 1998, more than 3.25 million pounds of metal, household appliances and electronics have been collected to re-use resources, prevent pollution and prolong landfill life.

Electronic items accepted include VCRs, cell phones, small appliances, stereo equipment and computers — including the CPU, keyboard, mouse and other peripherals. Nearly 100% of the components of each computer are recycled.
Fees are charged for the following items, to cover costs of removing harmful chemicals before certifing the item safe per State standards for recycling.
Refrigerators and Freezers $10
Air Conditioners $10
Dehumidifiers $10
Propane Tanks $10


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Last Update: 10/29/15