Lewis & Clark Community College's Office of Sustainability is teaming up with the Riverbend Growth Association and CJD e-Cycling to host an E-Waste drive this Friday and Saturday. Some companies have been known to charge as much as $20 per item for some of the more cumbersome electronic items that will be taken for free over the course of this two-day event.
Basically, if it has a cord or batteries, it can be taken to this free event, according to Nate Keener, of Lewis and Clark's Sustainability department.
More electronic items are finding their way to these e-cycling events since the first of the year, when a new law in Illinois went into effect to keep the items out of landfills. Experts say the heavy metals in various electronics can leach into the groundwater supply over time, poisoning our source of drinking water. The drive will be held from 9am-1pm both days at the Tolle Lane parking lot across from the Godfrey campus.