GODFREY - Lewis and Clark Community College's Office of
Sustainability, along with CJD e-Cycling and the Riverbend Growth
Association (RBGA), is hosting a community eWaste drive from 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25, and Saturday, Oct. 26, in the Tolle Lane
parking lot across from L&C's Godfrey campus.
Illinois law prohibits landfill disposal of electronic
devices, including televisions and computers, and some companies
charge as much as $20 to dispose of them for residents.
"We are nearing the end of the second full year of Illinois'
e-waste law that requires all electronic waste to be disposed of
responsibly," said Director of Sustainability Nate Keener. "L&C
eWaste drives provide an easy, free outlet for people to recycle
their electronics. With CJD's help over the last two years, we have
prevented more than 70 tons of hazardous electronic waste from
CJD e-Cycling will take items for free, providing community
members with a secure, Earth-friendly option for discarding used
The following is a sampling of the items that will be
- Anything with a cord, and anything metal
- Computers, monitors, 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
- TVs - all sizes ($5 donations accepted to help offset
- Holiday lights, metal decorations and metal furniture
- Electrical, cabling, communication machinery, and
- Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons, etc.
- White goods: washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces,
- Medical equipment and all types of diagnostic equipment
(call to verify equipment)
- Industrial machinery and equipment (including power and gas
- Lawn equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers, etc.
- Air conditioners, refrigerators, and humidifiers
- Old motors, non PCB Type transformers and other electrical
- Car and rechargeable household batteries and lead
- Non-ferrous metals
The following are items that will not be accepted:
- Radioactive materials
- Hazardous materials such as oil, antifreeze, paint,
pesticides, oil filters, air bags, lead, mercury switches and
- Non-electronics such as tires, dirt, wood, asbestos, office
waste, insulation, fiberglass, roofing, solid waste and
- Flammable materials
- Explosives such as firearms, ammunition, shells and
- PCB's such as capacitors, transformers and ballast