City to continue electronic waste collection sites

Staff Report

The City of Rockford has announced the continuation of the electronic waste collection sites at the intersection of South Main Street and U.S. Route 20 and the second location at State Street and Lyford Road. July 1, the city was advised that Universal Technologies, Inc., would no longer provide free e-waste collection because they had exceeded their 2014 manufacturer allocation. URT, Inc., Kelley Williamson Company and the City of Rockford have agreed to extend the agreement and pursue a more permanent solution. The three entities created a partnership in April 2013 to address a significant problem of disposal of electronic items that were banned from disposal at landfills per State of Illinois Public Act 97-0287, effective January 2012. In the first 15 months of the operation, 1,137,000 pounds of electronic waste was collected at the two Rockford locations.

From the July 23-29, 2014, issue

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