July 14, 2012

Free Electronics Collection Drive in Crystal Lake

Do you have an old TV, computer, or any other electronic device you need to discard?

The McHenry County Council of Governments and Vintage Tech Recyclers are holding a free electronics collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Juy 14, at the former police department site, 121 W. Woodstock St., across from Crystal Lake City Hall.

State laws enacted this yeark prohibit residents from tossing electronics into their regular trash.

Vintage Tech specializes in repairing, re-using, and recycling old and unwanted electronic devices including printers, VCRs, radios.

“If the electronic device is fixable, we fix it and donate it,” said Jacquie Thomalla, accounts service consultant for Vintage Tech Recyclers, 1105 Windham Pkwy., Plainfield.

“If the electronics aren’t fixable, we break them down piece by piece. Nothing gets sent over seas. Everything is done here, or at our Plainfield site.”

Thomalla said the company’s drivers and other personnel will on hand at Saturday’s collection event to assist people with unloading heavy or large items.

Items such as lightbulbs, VHS tape, and major appliances such as refrigerators cannot be accepted, she said. More information about the electronics collection event is available by calling Vintage Tech at 630-305-0922 .

By: Stephanie Price