Two semi tractor-trailer of electronics were filled Oct. 27 when Egyptian Health Department held its first Electronics Recycling Day at the Saline County Highway Department yard on Feazel Street.
The items were taken by Vintage-tech Recyclers of Romeoville, according to a release from Egyptian Health Department.
Next year the department plans to hold Electronics Recycling Days in both White and Gallatin counties on days yet to be determined.
A landfill ban on 17 electronic items was introduced by the Illinois State Legislature earlier this year. On the banned list are TVs, computers, laptops, monitors, printers and many other items common in most homes. With limited options for disposal some of these were being dumped in ditches and illegal landfills.