Lewis and Clark Community College’s Office of Sustainability has joined forces with CJD E-Cycling and the Riverbend Growth Association to host a community E-Waste drive this Weekend. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. today, you can bring almost anything with a cord to the Tolle Lane parking lot across from the Lewis & Clark Godfrey Campus and dispose of it for free. The drive began Friday.
Nate Keener, the Director of Sustainability at Lewis and Clark, says while it is always free to drop off your items, a $5 is asked for tv’s and computer monitors.
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Keener says that similar drives have been very successful so far and that they have grown in size each time one is held.
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The following is a sampling of the items that will be accepted:
Anything with a cord, and anything metal
Computers, monitors, printers, cables and peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
Fax machines, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers
Video game consoles, digital video disc player/recorders, portable digital music players
Networking equipment, server, telecommunications, phones, cell phones, clocks, etc.
VCR, stereos, and audio/video equipment (including cable/satellite)
TVs - all sizes ($5 donations accepted to help offset recycling costs)
Holiday lights, metal decorations and metal furniture
Electrical, cabling, communication machinery, and equipment
Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons, etc.
White goods: washers, dryers, dishwashers, furnaces, etc.
Medical equipment and all types of diagnostic equipment (call to verify equipment)
Industrial machinery and equipment (including power and gas equipment)
Lawn equipment, tools, old mowers, tillers, etc.
Air conditioners, refrigerators, and humidifiers
Old motors, non PCB Type transformers and other electrical equipment
Car and rechargeable household batteries and lead items
Serving the areas of Alton, Godfrey, East Alton, Wood River, Roxana, Edwardsville, Jerseyville, Brighton, Bethalto, Grafton, Granite City, Hartford, Highland, Troy, Fairview Heights, Belleville and the surrounding cities.