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January 4, 2012

Programs in place to handle E-Waste

 

The Illinois Electronic Product Recycling and Reduce Act went into effect on January 1, 2012. This law bans all electronics from going into landfills since these products contain hazardous material. Therefore NuWay will no longer pick up the following items: Televisions, monitors, printers, computers, electronic keyboards, fax machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, video game consoles, servers, scanners, electronic mice, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers, and digital video disc recorders.

To accommodate residents who wish to dispose of the aforementioned, Will County has contracted with Vintage Tech Recyclers that will pick-up e-waste from residents for no-charge. Residents may call (866) 631-1707 , Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to schedule a pick up. Residents may also email willcounty@vintagetechrecyclers.com to schedule a pick-up. Please include your name, address and telephone number as well as the type and number of each electronic item

There is a limit of ten items per collection. If you accumulate more items, additional pick-ups may be scheduled at that time

New Lenox Township Office is also a Will County e-waste recycling drop off site. Residents can bring their unwanted e-waste items to the New Lenox Township office for recycling.

For more information, please visit www.willcountygreen.com