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2014 Electronic Collection Events

 

 As of January 1, 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act banned certain electronic devices from landfills. Electronic items such as televisions, monitors, computers and printers are some of the most common items that will no longer be allowed in the regular trash.
This year the Village will host 5 electronic collection events to assist with the disposal of electronic equipment which have been prohibited from landfills.
All collection events take place on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. – noon at the Deerfield Public Works Facility, 465 Elm Street, with the exception of the April 25th collection which is hosted in partnership with Walgreens.
Event Dates

·         Friday, April 25, (Walgreens, 1435 Lake Cook Road, 7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.)

·         Saturday, May 17

·         Saturday, June 14

·         Saturday, August 16

·         Saturday, September 27

Other recycling or reuse options that may be available include; donation of good working equipment to a charitable organization, utilizing an at home collection service or bringing them to a retail store that accepts electronics for recycling.
The following is a list of items that are accepted and not accepted at our electronic collections. Items that are prohibited by State law from being disposed in the trash are listed in bold.
ACCEPTED ITEMS:
Televisions, Monitors, Printers, Computers (including tablet computers), Electronic Keyboards, Facsimile Machines, Videocassette Recorders, Portable Digital Music Players, Digital Video Disc Players, Video Game Consoles, Small Scale Servers, Scanners, Electronic Mice, Digital Converter Boxes, Cable Receivers, Satellite Receivers, Digital Video Disc Recorders, Computer Drives, Modems, Mainframes, PDA Organizers, Telephones, Stereos, CD Players, Cameras, Shredders, Small Household Appliances, Holiday Lights, Microwave Ovens, Alkaline Batteries, Non Rechargeable and Rechargeable Batteries, VCR Tapes, Cassette Tapes, Compact Discs, Video Discs, Software Discs (floppy and zip)

IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT BATTERIES:
Alkaline batteries, non rechargeable and rechargeable batteries will only be accepted from individual residents
Common household batteries that are accepted include:
- Alkaline Batteries: AA, AAA, C, D and 9V
- Long Life Non-Rechargeable Batteries: Lithium, Zinc-air, Silver-oxide (common button cell batteries)
- Rechargeable Batteries: Nickel Cadmium (NiCd), Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMh), Lithium Ion (Li-ion), Small Sealed Lead Acid
To avoid the risk of cross contact of battery terminals that can result in sparking and possible fire; residents must place a piece of household type tape over the contact points on each rechargeable battery or place each rechargeable battery into a self-locking plastic baggie (one rechargeable battery per bag).
SWALCO sponsored electronics collection locations cannot accept large amounts of batteries that may be collected from schools, businesses, institutions or other community organizations.

Items NOT Accepted:
Broken Glass, Air Conditioners, Dehumidifiers, Large Household Appliances, Lead Acid Batteries, Electric Fixtures, Fluorescent Light Bulbs, Liquid or Chemical Waste, and Packaging Materials.

If you have questions regarding recycling or disposal of other items not found on this page, please call the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County at 847.336.9340 or visit www.swalco.org
 
 

 

 

 

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