8 a.m.-noon at Gurnee Public Works Facility
Attention businesses, schools and non-profits: The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) will be hosting a one day only special electronics recycling collection event for broken and unwanted electronics. The event will be held on Thursday, June 8 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Gurnee Public Works Facility located at 1151 Kilbourne Road in Gurnee.
Recycling fees will be assessed as follows: $35 for television sets 21 inches and larger, $25 for sets 20 inches or smaller, and $25 each cathode ray tube monitor. All other acceptable electronics will be collected at no cost.
SWALCO routinely provides no cost opportunities for Lake County residents to recycle their broken or unwanted electronics from their homes through a network of drop off locations operating around Lake County. However, State law limits these locations to accepting only residentially generated electronics. SWALCO has recognized there is a need to offer electronics recycling opportunities to Lake County businesses, schools, non for profits and units of government whose electronics do not apply to the residential generated definition of the Law. To address this need, SWALCO has partnered with eWorks Electronics Services Inc., to provide a service called the Business Concierge Program.
This one day only special electronics recycling collection event will provide Lake County businesses, schools, non for profits and units of government the opportunity to drop off limited quantities of electronics (approximately 100 electronic items per guest). Organizations with larger quantities of electronics are asked to contact SWALCO directly to arrange a special pickup.
All Lake County businesses, schools, non for profits and units of government must provide a Federal tax identification letter or business card in order to be permitted to drop off electronics during this one day only special electronics collection event.
The following is a list of some but not all of the electronic items that will be accepted at no cost: Personal Computers (including tablets), LCD Monitors (Non-CRT Monitors), Electronic Keyboards, Mice, Small Scale Servers, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Fax Machines, Cable Receivers, Satellite Receivers, VCRs, DVRs, DVD Players, Telephones, Cell Phones, Stereos, Radios, Microwaves, Portable Digital Music Players, Shredders, Calculators, Postage Machines, Cords, Cables, and other Electronic Office Equipment.
A few of the items not accepted include: Dehumidifiers, air conditioners, lead-acid batteries, large appliances and chemical waste.