March 8, 2012

Orland Park Resident Have Electronics Pickup


The New Year brought a new law to Illinois banning the disposal of electronics in landfills because of the materials they contain.


Many common household electronic items cannot be disposed of with regular household refuse. Disposal is permissible only through licensed electronics recyclers.


Items included in the landfill ban and mandatory recycling include televisions, computers, monitors, printers, electronic keyboards and mice, fax machines, video cassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, servers, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers and digital video disc players.


If any of these items are included in the regular household refuse, they will be removed by Orland Park’s waste contractor, Waste Management, and left at the curbside. Residents must arrange for the separate disposal of these items.


Residents have access to free electronics pickup provided by Vintage Tech Recyclers, working with Waste Management.


“We’re pleased to offer the free pickup service for village residents,” said trustee Ed Schussler, chair of the village’s Public Works and Engineering Committee.


The service is limited to residential addresses.


Residents should call one week before the pickup is needed at (866) 631-1707 . Requests for service also may be sent to


Compiled from staff reports