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8/15/2014 7:00:00 AM
Your garage might get full in Marshall County

Shannon Crawley-Serpette
Staff Writer

LACON — People who have been using the Marshall County recycling center to drop off their electronics are now out of luck.

County engineer Patrick Sloan told the Marshall County Board on Thursday that electronics are no longer being accepted at the recycling center in Lacon.

Up until now, the county has been paid 2 cents a pound for the collected electronics. The company that had been picking up the electronics told Sloan that they would have to start charging for the service instead of paying for it.

“The county’s service provider for electronics relied on a subsidy from manufacturers which is no longer available,” a press release handed out at the meeting stated.

When he was told it would cost the county about $2,000 a month to keep the electronic recycling service, it was shut down that very day, Sloan said.
“It’s not in the budget. We don’t have the money for it,” he said.

People looking to get rid of their televisions will have to find another solution.
An electronics drop-off is located at Advanced Technology Recycling, located at 8202 N. University St. in Peoria.

According to the press release, there is a charge for dropping items off, but it is offset by a coupon for the same value.

Marshall-Putnam-La Salle
education office forms in 2015
In other news, Phyllis Glazier, the superintendent of the Marshall-Putnam-Woodford regional office of education, reminded the board that Marshall and Putnam will merge with the La Salle County regional office of education on July 1, 2015.
Glazier said the budget will be “pretty comparable” to what they’ve spent in the past. In addition, the county should not lose any of the services it currently has when the transition is made.
Shannon Crawley-Serpette may be reached at (309)364-2268 or Follow her on Twitter at NT_PutnamCounty.

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Posted: Thursday, August 14, 2014
Article comment by: TheDude

Garages won't get full, this just means that farmers ditches and the creeks/rivers will get full....

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