Get Rid of Old Electronics at Skokie Recycling Event
SWANCC is hosting the free recycling event on April 7.
Since 1999, the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) has provided a variety of electronics recycling programs for residents in its member communities. Programs currently offered include permanent drop-off locations in Glenview, Winnetka, Hoffman Estates and Mount Prospect and one-day events.
The Village of Skokie will host an electronics recycling event on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at Niles North High School, 9800 N Lawler Avenue, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The electronics recycling component will be part of a larger recycling event for the annual Skokie Spring Greening community expo. More information can be found at skokiespringgreening.org.
As of January 1, 2012, under the Illinois Product Recycling and Reuse Act, the following electronics are prohibited from being thrown away in the garbage: Computers (desktops, notebooks, tablets), Computer monitors, Printers, Cable receiver, Computer cable, Converter boxes, DVD players, Fax machines, Keyboards, Mice, Mobile telephones, MP3 players, PDAs, Satellite receivers, Scanners, Televisions, Video game consoles, VHS players, and Zip drives.
Since 1999, through SWANCC-sponsored events, over 4.5 million pounds of electronics have been recycled. “SWANCC’s goal is to provide convenient and environmentally-sound programs to assist residents with recycling materials, which keeps potentially harmful as well as recoverable materials from going to a landfill,” stated Mary Allen, SWANCC Recycling and Education Director.