Electronics BANNED from Landfills
December 12, 2011 5:15 PM
Tagged as electronics, environmentally-friendly, Green, Landfills, nonprofit organizations, recycling
ALL consumer electronics will be banned from landfill disposal as of Jan 1, 2012. This will impact the hauling of residential trash items as well as Springfield's large item program and drop-off recycling. Fortunately, several organizations in Springfield that will accept electronics, see details below.
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- Habitat for Humanityaccepts all computers and related equipment, as well as televisions, cameras, stereos, VCRs and other electronics. This is made possible by arrangement with Vintage Tech Recyclers of Illinois. See Habitat’s website at: www.habitatsangamon.com and click on News/Events.
- Goodwillaccepts all used computers and related equipment such as monitors, hard drives, software, printers, and ink and toner cartridges through a program with Dell Reconnect. See their website: www.llgi.org.
- Ronald McDonald Housenow accepts printer cartridges and cell phones for recycling, which supports their mission. See details of this program at www.rmhc-centralillinois.org.
- BLH Computersof Springfield accepts from residents or businesses any and all types of electronics of any age, in any condition, for recycling. See their website at: http://www.blhcomputers.com.
- ComputerBanc is a local non-profit organization that refurbishes and provides computers to children with learning disabilities and families in need, helping to close the “digital divide”. See their website at: http://computerbanc.org.