Electronics recycling planned in Anna

Beginning Jan. 1, it is no longer legal for individuals to dispose of unwanted electronics in their regular trash in Illinois.

Discarded electronics, including computers, monitors, electronic keyboards, scanners, fax machines and many other electronic devices, must now be taken to a registered recycler for proper management, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency reports.

It is now illegal for the consumer to dispose of them in the trash and it is illegal for Illinois landfills to accept them.

Disposal of Items in Anna

The City of Anna plans to offer community members an opportunity to dispose of electronics next week.

As part of a citywide clean-up week, a dumpster will be placed behind Anna City Hall Jan. 9-12. Electronic equipment can be placed in the dumpster.

City administrator Steve Guined said Anna officials are looking into a long-term way to dispose of electronics.

The Illinois Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act, which took effect in 2008, requires manufacturers to establish a recycling program for discarded and unwanted electric products, if they sell their products in Illinois.

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