GODFREY — Lewis and Clark Community College’s Office of Sustainability, along with CJD e-Cycling and the RiverBend Growth Association, is hosting a community eWaste drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, April 17, and Saturday, April 18, in the Tolle Lane parking lot across from LCCC’s Godfrey campus.
“This is the fourth year of Illinois’ e-waste law that requires all electronic waste to be disposed of responsibly,” LCCC Director of Sustainability Nate Keener said. “L&C eWaste drives provide an easy, free outlet for people to recycle their electronics. With CJD’s help since 2012, we have prevented more than 75 tons of hazardous electronic waste from entering landfills.”
CJD e-Cycling will take items for free, providing community members with a secure, Earth-friendly option for discarding used electronics. However, unlike in years past, televisions will not be accepted.
Illinois law prohibits landfill disposal of electronic devices, including televisions and computers, and some companies charge as much as $20 to dispose of them for residents.
The following is a sampling of items that will be accepted:
- Most things with a cord, and anything metal
- Computers, monitors (with the tower), printers, cables, keyboards, mice, etc.
- Fax machines, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers
- Video game consoles, digital video disc player/recorders, portable digital music players
- Networking equipment, server, telecommunications, phones, cellphones, clocks, etc.
- VCR, stereos, audio/video equipment (including cable/satellite)
- Holiday lights, metal decorations, metal furniture
- Electrical, cabling, communication machinery and equipment
- Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons, etc.
- White goods: washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces, etc.
- Medical equipment and all types of diagnostic equipment (call to verify equipment)
- Industrial machinery and equipment (including power and gas equipment)
- Lawn equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers, etc.
- Air conditioners, refrigerators, humidifiers
- Old motors, non-PCB Type transformers and other electrical equipment
- Car and rechargeable household batteries and lead items
- Non-ferrous metals
The following are items that will not be accepted:
- CRT TVs, console TVs and projection TVs
- Radioactive materials
- Hazardous materials (oil, antifreeze, paint)
- Non-electronics (tires, wood, asbestos, office waste, furniture, fiberglass, insulation, roofing, dirt)
- Flammable materials
- Other hazardous materials (pesticides, oil filters, air bags, lead, mercury switches, fluorescent lights)
- Explosives (firearms, ammunition, shells)
- PCBs (capacitors, transformers, ballast)
Only one CRT monitor per tower will be accepted. CRT monitors will not be accepted without a tower.