Madison County to host e-waste recycling collection

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Madison County to host e-waste recycling collection
 

EDWARDSVILLE— Madison County is set to hold an electronic waste recycling event for all residents at the end of the month in Grantfork. 

Planning and Development is partnering with CJD-Ecycling, an Edwardsville recycling company, to hold the event from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 30 at the Grantfork Shed entrance, near Grantfork Fire Department, 210 Locust St. 

Residents can bring old computers and accessories, cell phones, iPad, DVD players, VCRs, small appliances, washers, dryers, dishwashers, air conditioners and more. 

“Pretty much anything with a cord can be dropped off to be recycled,” Andi Yancey, sustainability coordinator with Planning and Development, said. “The event allows people to dispose of recyclable electronics at no cost and keep items out of the landfill.” 

All items, including older-model CRT televisions, are free of charge for residents to recycle during the drive.

Items not allowed include light bulbs, paint, hazardous waste, business and contractor waste, batteries, oils, fire extinguishers, propane tanks, oxygen tanks, DVDs, VHSs, CDs, or cassette tapes, transformers or ballasts, and devices containing mercury including smoke detectors.

“If you’re like me you’ve probably got items at home you don’t know what to do with,” Chairman Kurt Prenzler said

Prenzler said its nice that the county is able to hold the e-waste events in different locations throughout the county like it does its household hazardous waste events.

“The event is open to all county residents too,” he said.

Registration for the event is required. Those not pre-registered will be turned away to avoid lengthy wait-times. Register at https://RecycleResponsibly.as.me/?calendarID=2795062.

The collection is part of Planning and Development’s regular programming to provide residents with comprehensive waste-disposal and recycling services. For more information about residential waste services offered, visit www. Madisoncountyplanning.com.

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