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Mundelein and SWALCO Team-Up to Host One Day Only Electronics Recycling Collection Event for Businesses-Schools-Churches-Non-Profits

All Lake County business, schools, churches, not-for-profits and units of government are invited to participate in the Solid Waste Agency of Lake County (SWALCO) one day only special electronics recycling collection event for broken and unwanted electronics.

This one day special event will be held on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 from 8 a.m. am to Noon at the Village of Mundelein Public Works and Engineering facility located at 440 East Crystal Street in Mundelein. Recycling fees will be assessed for televisions and cathode ray tube monitors ($35 for TV’s 21” and larger, $25 for TV’s 20” or smaller, and $25 for each cathode ray tube monitor) all other acceptable electronics will be collected at no cost. Cash, check or major credit cards are accepted for payment of applicable recycling fees.

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. Recycling fees will be assessed for televisions and cathode ray tube monitors ($35 for TV’s 21” and larger, $25 for TV’s 20” or smaller, and $25 for each cathode ray tube monitor) all other acceptable electronics will be collected at no cost. Cash, check or major credit cards are accepted for payment of applicable recycling fees.

Some items not accepted include: Dehumidifiers, air conditioners, lead-acid batteries, large appliances and chemical waste.

For a comprehensive list of items accepted and to learn more about the Business Concierge program visit www.swalco.org or call (847) 377-4950.

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