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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • Spring cleaning? SIC offers recycling help

  • From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 11 Southeastern Illinois College will host a campus- and community-wide electronics recycling event.
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  • From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 11 Southeastern Illinois College will host a campus- and community-wide electronics recycling event.
    Illinois Public Act 97-0287, effective January 2012, banned many electronics from landfills, including TVs, computers, monitors, printers, computer peripherals, VCRs/DVD players, gaming systems, MP3 players, scanners, and fax machines.
    Sponsored by the college’s Environmental Services and Information Technology offices, the April 11 event is designed to provide a centralized and convenient depository for these banned and unwanted electronics devices and to help promote environmental stewardship.
    To date, the college has collected nearly 20,000 pounds in recyclable electronics.
    The following list of materials will be accepted:
    Computer monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, keyboards, mice, printers
    Fax machines, telephones, cell phones, scanners
    Cables, circuit boards, Connectors, Electrical Equipment
    IT equipment: hubs, switches, servers, routers, racks, uninterruptible power supplies
    Telecommunications, laboratory equipment, medical electronics, industrial electronics
    Audio video equipment, digital cameras, VCR, CD, DVD players, video games systems
    Stereos, turntables, speakers, radios
    Floppy disks, CDs, DVDs
    Televisions, satellite TV equipment
    Washers, dryers
    Most everything with a cord – except unaccepted items mentioned below
    A complete list of what can be accepted is available by going to the following website: http://www.candielectronics.com/accepted_materials.html.
    Items that will not be accepted include:
    Office copiers
    Microwave ovens
    Florescent light bulbs
    Lead acid batteries with the exception of UPS batteries
    Other loose batteries (batteries within the electronics are OK)
    White goods: Refrigerators, stoves, vacuum cleaners, dehumidifiers, etc.
    Paper, wood, loose plastic
    Aluminum cans, scrap steel
    “Given the closest electronics recycling facility is about an hour’s drive, we are pleased to provide a more convenient alternative for area residents,” said event coordinator Greg McCulloch.
    To alleviate traffic congestion, McCulloch asks those planning on bringing items to the event to please enter the campus from the north off Muddy Road. Unloading will take place on the lower level of the North C Parking Lot.
    The community is encouraged to participate, and there is no charge.
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