Metals and Electronics Recycling

 

The next Metals and Electronics Recycling Event will be  

May 2, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

in the south parking lot of Machesney Park Mall.

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.  Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful has recycled over 3 Million Pounds of metal, household appliances, and electronics since its first Metals Drive, in 1998.

      The two Metals Drives of 2014, saw 3,998 people from the Stateline area drop off water heaters, washers, dryers, grills, phones, lawnmowers, stoves and more in one day. Almost 400 volunteers transferred more than 195,000pounds of materials to trucks to be dismantled, separated and recycled into useful products.
     We have expanded our coverage to include un-used electronics items such as video recorders, cell phones, small appliances, stereo equipment, and computer equipment including the CPU, keyboard and mouse.  Nearly 100% of the components of each computer are recycled.  Proper recycling means that almost 100% of each computer can be reused in some way.
 These charges are necessary to remove harmful chemicals from these items and certify them safe to State standards  for recycling.
Refrigerators/Freezers $10
Air Conditioners $10
Propane Tanks $10
Dehumidifiers $10

TVs ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

 (Take TV’s to Mobile Station at 8061 E. State Street @ Lyford Rd (over 32″)  or to BestBuy (if under 32″)
 

For Information on Volunteering
Call our Volunteer Coordinator at 815-637-1343

Last Update: 11/06/2014