On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Southeastern Illinois College will host a campus and community-wide electronics recycling event.
Illinois Public Act 97-0287, effective January 2012, banned 17 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 Feb. 13 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 5,000 lbs. in campus recyclable electronics items.
The following list of materials will be accepted:
A list of what can be accepted also is available by going to the following website: http://www.candielectronics.com/accepted_materials.html
Items that will not be accepted include the following:
"Given that the closest electronics recycling facility is about an hour's drive, we are pleased to provide a more convenient alternative for area residents and hope to make this an annual event," said event coordinator Greg McCulloch.
To alleviate traffic congestion, McCulloch asks that 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. SIC is located at 3575 College Road, five miles east of Harrisburg and four miles south of Eldorado.
The community is encouraged to participate, and there is no charge.
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