GODFREY – Lewis and Clark Community College’s Office of Sustainability, along with CJD e-Cycling, will host a community eWaste drive from 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, October 29, and Saturday, October 30, in the Tolle Lane parking lot across from the college’s Godfrey Campus.

Most items will be accepted for free, providing community members with a secure, earth-friendly option for discarding used electronics.

The following is a sampling of the items that will be accepted:

  • Computers, printers, cables, and peripherals (keyboards, mice, etc.)
  • Fax machines, scanners, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers
  • Video game consoles, digital video disc players/recorders, portable digital music players
  • Networking equipment, servers, telecommunications, phones, cell phones, clocks, etc.
  • VCR, stereos, and audio/video equipment (including cable/satellite)
  • Holiday lights, metal decorations, and metal furniture
  • Electrical, cabling, communication machinery, and equipment
  • Home electronics, blenders, toasters, irons, etc.
  • Air conditioners, refrigerators, and humidifiers
  • 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.
  • Old motors, non-PCB type transformers, and other electrical equipment
  • Car and rechargeable batteries and lead items
  • PCBs (capacitors/transformers/ballast)
  • Non-ferrous metals

The following items will NOT be accepted:

  • Radioactive materials
  • Alkaline batteries
  • Light bulbs
  • Household smoke detectors
  • Hazardous materials (oil/antifreeze/paint)
  • Non-electronics (tires/wood/asbestos/office waste/furniture/fiberglass/insulation/roofing/dirt)
  • Flammable materials
  • Other hazardous materials (pesticides/oil filters/airbags/lead/mercury switches/fluorescent lights)
  • Explosives (firearms/ammunition/shells)
  • DVDs and CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes

The following items will be accepted but with a fee/charge:

  • Depending on size it will cost $5-$35 for residents/businesses/etc. to recycle CRT, Projection, Plasma, flat screen, and Console TVs.
  • Depending on size it will cost $5-$20 for residents/businesses/etc. to recycle LCD, LED, CRT monitors CJD to collect the fee.
  • Depending on size it will cost $5-$10 for residents/businesses/etc. to recycle Dehumidifies, mini Fridges, refrigerators.

COVID-19 Safety Protocols:

In light of precautions being taken to protect all residents from COVID-19, steps are being taken to minimize contact with site staff. Staff will wear masks and gloves, and will regularly sanitize their hands and the things they use for transactions, using products from the US EPA list.

Safety rules for Residents:

In order to ensure the health and safety of all, residents shall follow the below-required guidelines. Workers may refuse service if a resident fails to comply with the below rules.

  • Materials to be recycled must be in the hatchback area or trunk of the vehicle.
  • Residents will remain in the vehicle with windows up, and our workers will unload for you.
  • Residents will unlock/open the trunk from inside the vehicle to allow workers to unload.
  • Residents must wear a mask. If you have to communicate with event workers or make a payment, you must have your mask on.
  • All small loose electronics, cables, cords, remotes, etc. must be bagged and tied closed.
  • Please be patient with event staff and volunteers, as the line will be moving a bit slower than normal in order to ensure an appropriate spacing between workers.
  • If residents are not comfortable allowing our workers to unload their recyclable materials from their car (the trunk or hatchback area) then please do not attend this event.
  • Residents under quarantine or isolation protocol are not allowed to attend the event. If you have had COVID-19 in your household, you must be symptom-free for at least two weeks before delivering your electronics to a recycling drop-off or event. In addition, do not attend the event if you are experiencing the following symptoms: fever, cough, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, sore throat, headache, rigors, myalgia, loss of taste, loss of smell, or have been exposed to someone that has tested positive for COVID-19.

For more information, contact L&C Director of Sustainability Nate Keener at (618) 468-2782 or by email at nkeener@lc.edu.

This project is undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action taken by the Illinois Attorney General and the Illinois EPA for alleged violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act and regulations promulgated thereunder.

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