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Electronics Recycling Event

Elmhurst College will host an electronics recycling event on Saturday, October 19, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Mill Theatre, at the corner of Myrtle Street and Park Avenue.

Electronics of all kinds will be accepted, including old computers, cell phones, hair dryers, toasters and microwaves. State law prohibits consumers from disposing of electronic items with ordinary trash, and landfills are prohibited from accepting them. Electronics can be broken down into glass, plastics, and metals, and then reused in manufacturing.

A larger Recycling Extravaganza event will be held next April. At that event, a variety of nonprofit social service and green-focused organizations will be on hand to take not only electronics but also a number of other kinds of recyclable and reusable items.

Acceptable Electronics Equipment
All electronic equipment is acceptable with the exception of hazardous waste, radioactive waste, biohazardous waste or devices that contain mercury. Some examples of accepted electronic equipment are, but not limited to:

Computer Monitors-CRT

Tape Players

Printed Circuit Boards

Computer Monitors-Flat

CD Players

UPS (personal & network)

Televisions – CRT

Telephones

Microwaves

Televisions – Flat Screen

Cell Phones

Banking Equipment

Desktop Computers

Fax Machines

Servers

Laptop Computers

Gaming Consoles

Terminals

Keyboards/Mice

Peripherals

Rechargeable Batteries

Toner/Ink Cartridges

Network Hubs

Office Equipment

Printers

Switching Boxes

Medical Electronics

Scanners/Fax Machines

Controllers

Telecommunications

Copy Machines

Modems

Power & Network Cables

VCRs

Docking Stations

Small Household Appliances

Stereos

CD Roms

Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Radios

Test Equipment

Extension Cords

Mainframes

Hard Drives

Holiday Lights

 

Unacceptable Equipment

This list provides examples of unacceptable equipment but is not limited to items stated below:

Smoke Detectors

Alkaline Batteries

Thermometers

Mercury Containing
Devices *

Wooden Speakers

Air Conditioners

Light Bulbs (fluorescent or incandescent)

Car Batteries

Gas Powered Engines

Large Household Appliances (White Goods)

Smoke Alarms

Glass Carafes

Hazardous Materials

Thermostats

 

 

* Examples of mercury containing devices are:
Fluorescent Light Bulbs
HID Bulbs
Thermostats
Boat Switches
Thermometers

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