Electronics-collection event to be held Saturday

Electronics-collection event to be held Saturday

DANVILLE — A free electronics-collection event will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at Advantage Recycling, 14 S. Henning Road, Danville.

The event is jointly sponsored by the Vermilion County Health Department, Mervis Industries and Keep Vermilion County Beautiful.

Residents are encouraged to bring their broken, obsolete or unwanted electronic items to Advantage Recycling, so they can be recycled at no cost to residents.

"Even old and broken electronic items have components that can be recycled and reused, and other components that can be toxic," said Public Health Administrator Shirley Hicks in a news release. "These products can no longer be taken to landfills in Illinois, so managing them properly is the right thing to do."

It is now illegal in Illinois for electronic products such as televisions, computers, monitors, DVD players, fax machines and MP3 players to be disposed of in landfills.

Items accepted on Saturday include cable/satellite receivers, cellphones and smart phones, computer peripherals (keyboards and mice), computers, consumer printers, copiers, CRT monitors, CRT televisions, digital converter boxes, DVD players, fax machines, flat panel monitors, flat screen televisions, gaming consoles, iPod/MP3 players, network devices, notebooks (laptops), PDAs, scanners, small servers, stereos, VCRs, wire (cords from compliant devices), zip drives.

Also, small kitchen appliances such as toasters, toaster ovens, blenders, and kitchen mixers will be accepted, but not microwave ovens or large stand-alone speakers.