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Environment

Danville nonprofit hosts free collection of electronics and old medicine

DANVILLE – A local nonprofit organization is hosting free collections for electronics and appliances and prescription pills in celebration of America Recycles Day.

Grant will help pay for geothermal system at Washington School in Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – The Champaign school district has received a $90,000 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to help pay for a geothermal system at Washington Elementary School.

The grant will pay for one-third of the difference between the cost of a geothermal system and a conventional heating and cooling system.

EPA close to scheduling comment period on Clinton landfill PCB request

CLINTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may be close to announcing a public comment period on a Clinton landfill's request to accept polychlorinated biphenyl, or PCBs.

Landfill has separate state pollution case

The Clinton Landfill also has a case pending with the Illinois Pollution Control Board regarding "offensive and malodorous emissions of landfill gas."

Electronics items recycling drop-off set for this morning

CHAMPAIGN – Area residents can bring old or unwanted electronics items for recycling to a countywide residential electronics collection today (Saturday, Nov. 6).

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon at The News-Gazette Distribution Center, 3202 Apollo Drive, C. Drivers are asked to use the entrance off Olympian Drive.

New private recycling dropoff planned for Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – Frequent users of the city's recycling dropoff center who were wondering where they would bring their recyclables when the center closes need no longer worry – if they're willing to pay for the service.

Some Homer residents must boil water after pipe breaks

HOMER — Water customers on the southeast side of Homer are being asked to boil their cooking and drinking water for several days.

At-home recycling pickup now required throughout Champaign

CHAMPAIGN – In what city council member Michael La Due described as a "big step for Champaign," at-home recycling pickup became a required service of every residence in the city after the council on Tuesday approved its codification 7-0.

Champaign may finalize recycling program

CHAMPAIGN – The city council this week could codify the planned multifamily recycling program, and the ordinance would set the prices that will be charged to property owners.

The council has consistently supported the program for about a year, and approval of the ordinance would be the final action to make the program official.

Next electronics recycling event set for Nov. 6

CHAMPAIGN – Area residents can bring unwanted or old electronics items for recycling at a countywide residential electronics collection event this weekend.

The event is scheduled for 8 a.m. to noon Saturday at The News-Gazette Distribution Center, 3202 Apollo Dr., Champaign. Drivers are asked to use the Olympian Drive entrance.