Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ongoing: Recycling electronics

The City of Aurora is bringing back its popular electronics recycling program – this time with an expanded schedule – starting at 9 a.m. Saturday, April 23.

The electronics recycling program provides a safe – and free – way to safely dispose of unwanted electronics. Beginning Jan. 1, 2012, a landfill ban will begin for computers, monitors, printers and televisions throughout Illinois.

Eligible electronics that will be collected include monitors, computers (both PCs and Macs), laptops, televisions, printers, fax machines, scanners, computer accessories (mouses, keyboards and modems), video game consoles, telephones, answering machines, cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), MP3 players, cameras, camcorders, servers and networking equipment, DVD players, stereos, and VCRs. Microwaves are the only kitchen appliance that can be recycled.

Large appliances such as air conditioners, stoves, refrigerators, freezers; smaller appliances including toasters and coffee makers; and household hazardous waste materials will not be accepted.

City electronic recycling collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at either the Aurora Customer Service Center, 3770 McCoy Drive, or at the City’s Central Garage facility, 720 N. Broadway Ave. Customer Service Center dates include April 23, May 28, June 18, July 23, Aug. 20, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 19 and Dec. 17. Central Garage dates are May 14, June 4, July 9, Aug. 6, Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 5 and Dec. 3.

Residents are required to unload their own electronics out of their cars at the collection sites.

For more information on the City’s electronics recycling collection, call Customer Service at 630-256-INFO or visit

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