Household electronics recycling collection Oct. 2
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The Logan County
Joint Solid Waste Agency is pleased to announce a new partnership
with Vintage Tech Recyclers to collect and dispose of electronic
equipment. As a result, the waste agency will sponsor a household
electronics recycling collection on Oct. 2 for Logan County
residents. The collection will run from 9 a.m. till noon at the
Logan County Fairgrounds.
Recyclers should enter the fairgrounds using the
Main Gate entrance from Postville Drive. A $5 fee per household will
be collected at the time of disposal to assist in covering expenses
for the collection.
Vintage Tech Recyclers, located in Romeoville, provides
electronic recycling that meets both environmental and security
standards of the industry.
The following working and non-working electronic items will be
equipment, including laptop and desktop personal computers; hard
drives; monitors; keyboards; printers; scanners; CD-ROM, DVD,
Zip and tape drives; and cords and cables.
equipment, including TVs; radios; stereos and game systems; VCR,
DVD and CD players; and camera equipment.
equipment, including phones, pagers, copiers, fax machines,
typewriters, calculators and personal organizers.
Small household appliances such as humidifiers, microwaves, food
processors and other countertop items will no longer be accepted.
Area businesses should contact the Logan County Joint Solid Waste
Agency for additional information on the commercial recycling
programs of Vintage Tech Recyclers.
The disposal of personal computers and other consumer electronics
has become problematic for individual households and businesses.
Also known as e-waste, computers and other consumer electronics are
the fastest growing portion of the waste stream, raising
environmental concerns over the sheer volume and potential toxicity.
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Computers and other electronic equipment can contain significant
quantities of hazardous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium,
chromium, lithium, nickel and zinc. The potential exists for serious
health and environmental consequences if electronic equipment is not
properly handled and disposed of.
Logan County residents are encouraged to take advantage of this
opportunity to properly dispose of obsolete or non-working
If you have questions regarding the electronics recycling
collection, contact Mitzi Rohlfs, Logan County Joint Solid Waste
Agency coordinator, at 732-9636 or visit
Solid Waste Agency."
[Text from file received from the
Logan County Joint Solid