Written by Jack McCarthy
Wednesday, 16 January 2013 00:00
The City of Aurora is again encouraging residents to safely recycle their old and unwanted electronics this year after collecting more than 275,000 pounds – or the equivalent in weight of a commercial airplane – in 2012.
The city began providing free electronics recycling to residents in 2010 and expanded the program year-round in 2012 when a state law took effect barring electronics from being disposed of in landfills. This year’s collection events will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
• Customer Service Center, 3770 McCoy Drive: Jan. 12, Feb. 9, March 9, April 6, May 4, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10, Sept. 14, Oct. 12, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7.
• Central Garage, 720 N. Broadway Ave.: Jan. 26, Feb. 23, March 23, April 20, May 18, June 22, July 27, Aug. 24, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, Nov. 30 and Dec. 14.
Eligible electronics that will be collected include monitors, computers (both PCs and Macs), laptops, televisions, printers, fax machines, scanners, computer accessories (mouses, keyboards and modems), video game consoles, telephones, answering machines, cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), MP3 players, cameras, camcorders, servers and networking equipment, DVD players, stereos, and VCRs. Microwaves are the only kitchen appliances accepted for recycling.
Large appliances such as air conditioners, stoves, refrigerators, freezers; smaller appliances including toasters and coffee makers; and household hazardous waste materials are not accepted.
Vintage Tech Recyclers, the city’s vendor, continues to offer front-door collection service to Aurora residents by appointment only. The list of eligible electronics remains the same, but a maximum of 10 items – with at least one item being a television, computer or printer – will be accepted per pickup.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling 630-305-0922 between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Residents will need to provide their names, addresses and phone numbers along with item count for collection.
All electronics should be placed at the front door before 7 a.m. on the scheduled collection day.
For more information on City of Aurora collection events, call the Customer Service Center at 630-256-INFO.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 15:32