Spring Metals & Electronics Drive May 1; volunteers still needed
From press release
Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful’s (KNIB) Spring Metals & Electronics Drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 1, at the Machesney Park Mall parking lot (south of the JCPenney Outlet Store).
Volunteers are still needed. Shifts are short, and volunteers assist with getting cars unloaded and the recycled items to where they are supposed to be. Volunteers are also needed for KNIB’s clothing drive May 8 at seven Hilander locations. Sign up or get more information at www.knib.org, or call KNIB at (815) 637-1343.
In 2009, more than 193,000 pounds of metals and electronics were collected for recycling in KNIB’s spring and fall Metals & Electronics drives, which helped to conserve natural resources and saved vital landfill space.
The following items are accepted at a minimal fee to cover the cost of decanting and tagging for the EPA:
• $10 each for refrigerators and freezers
• $10 for propane tanks
• $10 for air conditioners
• $10 for dehumidifiers
TVs are no longer accepted.
Items accepted at no cost at the Spring Metals & Electronics Drive are virtually everything made of metal, including:
• Scrap metal
• Metal filing cabinets
• Copy machines
• Metal desks & shelving
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