There will be a couple of opportunities to get rid of your old electronics this weekend, thanks to Lewis & Clark Community College's Office of Sustainability, the Riverbend Growth Association and CJD e-Cycling. Electronic recycling has become more commonplace since January of last year, when new regulations were put in place to keep the items out of Illinois' landfills. An eWaste drive will be held at the college's Tolle Lane parking lot from 9am-1pm on Friday and Saturday.
These eWaste drives, no matter where they are held, have become wildly popular, according to Nate Keener, of Lewis and Clark's Sustainability department.
A good rule of thumb, according to Keener, is that if it uses a cord or battery, it can be e-cycled. Some things that you may not think about as on the list of accepted items are holiday lights, old video game consoles, and old mowers.