Electronic recycling drop-off

By Alyssa Donovan

January 4, 2013 Updated Jan 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM CDT

NORMAL, Ill -- It's been one year since the law preventing electronics from going in the trash went into affect and if you need to recycle your old electronics, the town of Normal has got you covered.

The Town of Normal Public Works facility offers an electronics recycling drop off area. t's the only Public Works facility in McLean County to offer the service.

People can stop by and drop off anything from computers and TVs to microwaves and vacuum cleaners.

The drop off is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and every first Saturday of the month from 8:00 a.m. to noon.

Tom Ramirez of Normal Public Works said that the electronics need to be kept out of landfills because of the risk of ground water contamination.

Ramirez said, "We are one of the few places that is a licensed drop off center for electronics to be recycled. It really tripled our volumes that we hadn't been seeing."

The Town of Normal Public Works facility recycles almost 20 tons of electronics a month.

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