Metals & Electronics Drive May 5 at Machesney Park Mall

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful volunteer Steve Vee at a previous Metals & Electronics Drive. (Photo provided)

Staff Report

Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB) will host a Spring Metals & Electronics Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 5.

Residents are invited to bring electronics, appliances and scrap metal to the drive for recycling. The drive will be at Machesney Park Mall, 8750 N. Second St., Machesney Park, in the south parking lot near the JCPenney Outlet.

As of January, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act (State Bill 2313) banned the disposal of computers, monitors, laptops, printers and an array of electronics from landfills.

We will take all of these items and more,” said Lori Gummow, executive director of KNIB. “The only fee involved is the $10 we ask for the removal of Freon from refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers per EPA requirements.”

Televisions are not accepted. Virtually all metal items will be accepted for free.

For more about KNIB, call (815) 637-1343 or visit

From the May 2-8, 2012, issue

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