CHAMPAIGN COUNTY — Starting Monday, April 3, some area residents** can register for a residential electronics recycling event scheduled for May. It takes place at Parkland College. There is a ten-item limit.
Beginning in January 2012, landfills in the state banned electronics and local waste haulers stopped accepting these items.
Many electronic products contain toxic lead, mercury, cadmium, and other materials that pose environmental and health risks that must be managed.
Many electronic items contain metals, plastics, or leaded glass that can be recycled into basic commodities or products and then re-marketed for re-use.
The re-use of these components conserves natural resources and energy while contributing to reduced air and water pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.