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September 1, 2012

Electronics Recycling

 

Will county Land Use has partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclers in Romeoville to accept its electronic recyclables for several years.

 

The Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, passed by the Illinois General Assembly in 2008, some electronic materials will no longer be accepted at landfills as of January 1, 2012.

 

The program will be the first free household pickup service offered in Illinois. Residents will be able to schedule a pickup of unwanted electronics by contacting Vintage Tech Recyclers.

 

Items accepted include: computer, laptops, CRT & LCD, monitors, printers, televisions, all types of telephone, answering machines, computer mouse devices, keyboards, computer cables, string lights, microwaves, fax machines, scanners, MP3s, PDA’s, video game, consoles, video cassette players/recorder, CD/VCR/DVD players, stereo equipment and more. There is a max of 10 items per pick-up with a ground level front-door access, but future service dates can be arranged.

 

Unaccepted items: light bulbs, household hazardous materials, home appliances such as refrigerators, freezers coffee maker, hair dryers, etc. No packing materials accepted; foam, cardboard, plastic bags, etc.

 

For more information or to schedule a pickup, please contact Vintage Tech Recyclers at 866-435-8223 or visit the website, www.vintagetechrecyclers.com, for more details on near by facilities.

 

Residents can also bring residentially generated electronic items to the locations listed below. Clean off any personal information on hard drives (reformatting the hard drive or rewriting the disc is recommended). No Business electronics can be taken. Businesses are encouraged to call Will County at 815-727-8834 or go to their website www.willcountygreen.com, for recycling/reuse information.

 

Residential Electronic Recycling Center

 

City of Lockport Sugar Creek Administration Center – Joliet

17112 S. Blvd. (east of 355) 17540 W. Laraway Road

Lockport, IL 60441

815-838-0549 ext. 8

Monday through Friday 7am – 3pm

 

Village of Romeoville

195 South Budler Road

Romeoville, IL 60446

815-886-7200

Wednesday 6 a.m. – 8 p.m.

First Saturday of the Month 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.