Somtech E-Cycling is teaming up with the Sierra Club and Shop 'n Save to host an eWaste drive this 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 at this event, but organizers assure there are no fees and no residency requirements.
Basically, if it has a cord or batteries, it can be taken to this free event, according to the Sierra Club's Christine Favilla
More electronic items are finding their way to these e-cycling events since the start of 2012, when new 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 at the Alton Shop 'n Save parking lot from 10am-4pm Saturday.