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4/25/2014 3:04:00 PM
Electronics recycling days coming soon

NT Staff

OTTAWA — Is that old computer now serving as a doorstop?
Do you have a drawer full of old cell phones? How about that VCR that hasn’t seen a tape in the last five years?

La Salle County events
La Salle County will co-host four collections of electronic equipment through Sept. 20.

Collections will be:
* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, April 26 at Illinois Valley Cellular parking lot, Marseilles
* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 21 at Leland Community Unit District No. 1, Leand
* 9 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12 at Grand Ridge Grade School
* 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20 at La Salle County Government Complex parking lot, Ottawa.

Large loads must be approved in advance by Vintage Tech.

Call (877) 540-7215 for more information or to arrange for a large load.

State senator’s event
State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Morris) is sponsoring a recycling day at 9 p.m. Saturday, May 3 in Ottawa where residents will be able to bring unwanted items to recycle.

The event is co-sponsored with Mayor Robert Eschbach and will be at the Woodward Memorial Parking Lot located at 300 Woodward Memorial Drive, Ottawa.

Dos and don’ts
Acceptable electronic items include cables, cable boxes, cash registers, cell phones, computers and all computer parts, copiers, cords, CRT monitors, DVD players, all types of external drives, fax machines, scanners, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, computer mice, MP3 players, iPods, networking equipment, PDAs, printers including printer and toner cartridges, projectors, satellite dishes, servers, stereos, televisions, typewriters, uninterrupted power supply units, VCRs, video game consoles.

Acceptable household items include blenders without glass, bread makers, cameras, corded or rechargeable carpet sweepers, coffee makers without glass, clocks, curling irons, electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, food sealing equipment, fryers, hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights, irons, landline phones, massagers, metal tools (such as drills, screwdrivers, small saws and sanders), microwaves, mixers, remotes, radios, shaving equipment, toaster ovens and vacuum cleaners without bags.

The following items will not be accepted: ballasts, capacitators, air conditioners and dehumidifiers that contain Freon, gas cylinders, light bulbs, liquids and items containing liquids, household batteries (AA, AAA, D, C), lithium batteries, medical equipment that is or may have come in contact with biohazard or radioactive material, VHC cassette tapes and “white goods” wuch as refrigerators, dish washers, stoves, washers and dryers.

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