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April 26, 2012

Village of Lombard

The Village of Lombard has partnered with Vintage Tech Recyclers to host a monthly electronics recycling event on the first Saturday in April through November from 9 a.m. to noon.

The event is at the commuter lot at Main Street and Parkside Avenue in the downtown. The statewide electronics landfill ban that went into effect on January 1, 2012 prevents electronic items from being disposed as trash.

 

The following electronic items are included in the ban: computers, monitors, printers, laptops, televisions, keyboards, fax machines, recorders, mp3 players, video consoles, DVD players, computer mouse, scanners, digital converter box, cable receivers, satellite receivers, DVRs or small-scale servers.

 

There are several free municipal and private drop-off locations for electronics recycling. The nearest location for most Lombard residents is the York Township Highway Department on Roosevelt Road, which is open during normal business hours. Other nearby public and private locations are listed at www.villageoflombard.org.

 

The Chair of Lombard’s Environmental Concerns Committee, Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick, stated, “The Village of Lombard continues to be committed to the environment by supporting the new electronic waste law with this convenient program.” The first event on April 7 collected four tons of electronics. The next event will be on May 5 from 9 a.m. to noon, rain or shine. The Village will also host its annual Recycling Extravaganza on September 29.