Fall metals and electronics drive Oct. 2 at Machesney Park Mall
From press release
LOVES PARK, Ill.—Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) encourages area residents to go through their garages, basements and storage sheds for any old electronics, appliances and scrap metal to bring to its Fall Metals and Electronics Drive for recycling.
Lori Gummow, executive director of KNIB, said: “At our spring event, 844 households dropped off over 84,000 pounds of recyclable materials. Our fall event is equally as popular, and we expect to see a similar turnout. We are now able to accept computer monitors at no charge; however, a small fee is charged to remove the Freon from refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers per EPA requirements.”
The Fall Metals and Electronics Drive will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 2, at Machesney Park Mall in the south parking lot near the JCPenney Outlet.
Televisions are no longer accepted. Items accepted at no charge include: snow blowers and lawn mowers (remove gas and oil), metal shovels, washers, dryers, microwaves, toaster ovens, stoves, computers, computer monitors, stereos, metal file cabinets and desks, metal shelving, copy machines, bikes, fencing, patio furniture, aluminum siding, scrap metal, car batteries and cell phones. Virtually all metal items will be accepted.
Items accepted for a $10 fee each include refrigerators, freezers, propane tanks, air conditioners and dehumidifiers. This fee covers the cost of decanting and tagging these items for proper EPA disposal.
For more information or to volunteer, visit knib.org or call KNIB at (815) 637-1343.
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