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Recycling report shows tires, electronics and glass collected in Logan County

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[December 20, 2008]  The Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency released the following report on special collections during the past year:

Used tire collection

  • Date: April 5

  • Co-sponsored with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Logan County Health Department and the city street and alley department in Lincoln

  • 159 individual participants

  • 4,909 used tires collected

  • 25 percent of collected tires from tractors or other agricultural use

  • Used tires were taken to Tire Shredders Unlimited in Lincoln for processing. Tire shred was sent to ADM to be burned for energy recovery or made into crumb rubber.


Electronics collection

  • Date: Sept. 20

  • Co-sponsored with Retro-Tech Electronics

  • 166 individual participants

  • Collected nearly 18 tons of electronics such as computers, business and entertainment equipment, and small household appliances.

  • An additional 6 tons of computer components were collected through a collaborative effort with the Logan County Joint Solid Waste Agency, Computer Consulting Associates and Retro-Tech Electronics.

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Glass collection

  • Monthly collections May to October

  • Co-sponsored with the Lincoln Junior Woman's Club, Wal-Mart Supercenter and St. Gobain Containers

  • Approximately 55,930 pounds of glass collected

  • Averaged 9,300 pounds of glass each month

[Text from file received]

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