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L&C Partners with CJD e-Cycling to Host E-Waste Drive

Article by: Louise Jett, L&C Media Services, ljett@lc.edu

GODFREY-L&C’s Office of Sustainability, CJD e-Cycling and the Riverbend Growth Association (RBGA), will host a community eWaste drive from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, April 20, and Saturday, April 21, in the Tolle Lane parking lot across from L&C’s Godfrey campus.

CJD e-Cycling will take most items for free, providing community members with a secure, Earth-friendly option for discarding used electronics.

The following is a sampling of the items that will be accepted: 

  • Computers, printers, cables and peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
  • Fax machines, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers
  • Video game consoles, digital video disc player/recorders, portable digital music players
  • Networking equipment, server, telecommunications, phones, cell phones, clocks, etc.
  • VCR, stereos, and audio/video equipment (including cable/satellite)
  • Holiday lights, metal decorations and metal furniture
  • Electrical, cabling, communication machinery, and equipment
  • Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons, etc.
  • White goods: washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces, etc.
  • Medical equipment and all types of diagnostic equipment. (Call to verify Equipment)
  • Industrial machinery and equipment (including power and gas equipment)
  • Lawn equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers, etc.
  • Air conditioners, refrigerators, and humidifiers
  • Old motors, non PCB type transformers and other electrical equipment
  • Car and rechargeable batteries and lead items
  • Non-ferrous metals
  • LCD Monitors ( flat screen)
  • LCD TVs ( flat screen)
  • Voucher program for TVs, depending on size it will cost $5-$30 for people to recycle CRT, projection, plasma and console TVs

The following are items that will not be accepted: 

  • Radioactive materials
  • Hazardous Materials (Oil/Antifreeze/Paint)
  • Non-Electronics (Tires/wood/asbestos/office waste/furniture/fiberglass/insulation/Roofing/Dirt)
  • Flammable Materials
  • Other Hazardous Materials (Pesticides/Oil Filters/Air Bags/Lead/Mercury Switches/Fluorescent Lights)
  • Explosives (Fire Arms/Ammunition/Shells)
  • PCBs (Capacitors/Transformers/Ballast)
  • DVDs and CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes 

The following are items that are accepted only on a limited basis:

  • One CRT monitor per tower (CRT monitors without tower will be charged a fee of $5-$10.)

For more information, contact Keener at (618) 468-2782 or by e-mail at nkeener@lc.edu.