Newspapers covering Hoffman Estates:
Free electronics recycling resumes
As of Monday, April 6, Village residents can drop off electronics at the Village Hall, 1900 Hassell Road, on Mondays from 10 a.m.to noon. For three years now, certain electronic items – mainly computer monitors and televisions – are banned from Illinois landfills.
To assist residents with collecting old electronics and to ensure environmentally safe recycling of these materials, the Village of Hoffman Estates, in cooperation with the Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC), is resuming its weekly drop-off collection program. This free program is only for residents of SWANCC member communities, including Hoffman Estates, and will last through November.
Do not drop off electronics other than during posted dates and times. Thank you for your cooperation.
Under the “Electronics Products Recycling and Reuse Act” (SB2313), only a specific list of acceptable items will be allowed to be dropped off, including computers (PCs and laptops) and computer components (monitors, keyboards, mouse devices, drives, etc.), DVD players, fax machines, MP3 players, printers, scanners, TVs, VHS players, and videogame consoles. Visit www.swancc.org for a full list of acceptable items. See www.hoffmanestates.org/greennews for information regarding other Village recycling initiatives.
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