Metals and Electronics Recycling

The next Metals and Electronics Recycling Event
will be October 4, 2014, 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 on Saturday mornings at the Recycle Centers Roscoe and Rockford.
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 2.4 Million Pounds of metal, household appliances, and electronics since its first Metals Drive, in 1998.
The first Metals Drive of 2013, saw 972 people from the Stateline area drop off water heaters, washers, dryers, grills, phones, lawnmowers, stoves and more in one day. Over 80 volunteers transferred almost 111 tons of materials to trucks to be dismantled, separated and recycled into useful products.  Recently we have expanded our coverage to include no longer used electronics items such as video recorders, computer equipment including the CPU, monitor, keyboard and mouse. There is approximately four pounds of lead in each computer monitor which must be safely removed and processed to keep it from contaminating our safe drinking water supply. In addition, 100% of the components of each computer are recycled. We recycled almost 500 computer monitors in 2012.  Proper recycling means that almost 100% of each computer monitor can be reused in some way.
These charges are necessary to remove harmful chemicals from these items and certify them safe to State stadards  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)

This is a volunteer intensive project. If you would like to participate in keeping Northern Illinois beautiful and safe, call (815) 637-1343 for information on how you can help
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Last Update: 07/08/2014