Mark your calendar for another electronics recycling drive sponsored by Lewis and Clark Community College later this month.  The free event will be held on the parking lot across from the college on Godfrey Road at Tolle Lane on April 22 and 23.

Nate Keener is the Director of Sustainability at the college and tells the Big Z what they’ll collect:

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He says the charge for the TV’s is due to the cost to the recycler to recover some of the hazardous materials within the set.  The collection will be held on Friday and Saturday April 22 and 23 from 9am to Noon.



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 player/recorders, portable digital music players • Networking equipment, server, 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.


• 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 batteries and lead items


• Non-ferrous metals


• LCD monitors (flat screen)


• LCD TVs (flat screen)


• Voucher program for TVs – depending on size, it will cost $5-$30 for people to recycle CRT, projection, plasma and console TVs. 





The following are items that will not be accepted:



• Radioactive materials


• 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/air bags/lead/mercury switches/fluorescent lights)


• Explosives (fire arms/ammunition/shells)


• PCBs (capacitors/transformers/ballast)


• DVDs and CDs, cassette tapes, VHS tapes 




The following are items that are accepted only on a limited basis:


• One CRT monitor per tower (CRT monitors without tower will incur a $5-$10 fee)


For more information, contact Keener at (618) 468-2782 or



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