An Alton company expects to see an increase in business in the new year, thanks to a new law that will ban more than a dozen items from landfills. Somtech E-Cycling has been around for about a year and a half, and hopes people will think about recycling their old electronics rather than try to throw them away.
Somtech CEO Stuart Somlar, Junior, says they started by collecting old computers, televisions and cell phones, but now are taking just about any electronic:
Somlar says they do not charge to take in items that people want to drop off, but they do have a small fee to go out and pick up items like old televisions or other unused electronics. Under the new state law, items now banned from Illinois landfills include televisions, monitors, printers, computers, electronic keyboards, fax machines, VCR's, DVD players, portable digital music players, video game consoles, small-scale servers, electronic mice, scanners, digital converter boxes, satellite receivers and digital video disc recorders. Before dropping off, or to arrange for a pick up, call 433-9359.