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Talkin' Trash Newsletter
Volume 15 - Issue 4
Tri-County Resource & Waste Management Council




Providing recycling news for communities,
businesses and schools
  

In the Newsletter
Free Electronics Collection in Macomb!
One Stop Drop for Banned Landfilled Electronics
Fall Township Collection Totals
Must Do Dates...
Where to Recycle Your CFLs
Where to Take Unwanted Meds
FREE ELECTRONICS COLLECTION!
Saturday, November 5, 2011
9:00 am to Noon
In the parking lot across from the
Tri-County Regional Collection Facility
510 North Pearl Street in Macomb 
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The Collection Makes Getting Rid of Your Soon-to-Be Landfill Banned Electronics Easy, AND Free of Charge!
 

The Tri-County Regional Collection Facility (TCRCF) in Macomb,
McDonough County and the City of Macomb with the help of the Macomb Senior High School Ecology Club, are sponsoring an Electronics Collection on Saturday, November 5. The public is invited to bring their old computer systems and other unwanted electronics to the parking lot across from the TCRCF at 510 North Pearl Street, Macomb from 9:00 am to noon.

 

"The facility provides a great way to unburden households of used electronics and computer systems in a responsible manner. This electronics collection, in addition to the recycling services provided by the TCRCF on a day-to-day basis, is a win-win for both the environment and the community," said the Facility's Manager Chad Braatz. "Beginning January 1, 2012, a majority of the electronics accepted at this collection will be banned from the landfill," he continued. (See article below.) 

 

Other electronics, in addition to computer equipment accepted at the collection, are: computer cables; computer monitors; DVD players; keyboards and mice; MP3 players; mobile phones; PDAs; printers; scanners; stand alone FAX machines; televisions; video cassette players and recorders; video game consoles and ZIP drives.

 

For more information, call (309) 331-4782 or (309) 836-5926. The TCRCF is sponsored by the McDonough County Board and administered by the Western Illinois Regional Council.

 

A One Stop Drop! Regional Collection Facility
Accepts Landfill Banned Electronics!


banned electronics  

The TCRCF makes it easy being green by accepting all 17 landfill banned electronics.
 
The Tri-County Regional Collection Facility in Macomb and its satellite drop-off sites welcome all soon-to-be (January 1, 2012!) landfilled banned electronics.  All residents in Fulton, Hancock, Henderson, Knox, McDonough, Mercer, Schuyler and Warren counties can drop off the following electronics FREE of charge:
  • DVD players
  • Computer cables 
  • Computer monitors
  • Desktop and laptop computers 
  • Keyboards
  • MP3 players
  • Mobile phones
  • Mice
  • Printers
  • PDAs
  • Printers
  • Scanners 
  • Stand alone FAX machines
  • Televisions
  • Video game consoles
  • Video cassette players/recorders
  • ZIP drives  
Additional equipment includes: cable boxes; cash registers; copiers; computer parts; networking equipment; satellite dishes; stereos; servers; typewriters; UPS batteries and VCRs.


Accepted household electronics items include:
  • Blenders (without glass), bread makers 
  • Cameras, carpet sweepers (corded or rechargeable), coffee makers, clocks 
  • ElectrIc knives
  • Fans, food sealing equipment, fryers
  • Hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights 
  • Irons
  • Massagers, metal tools (drills etc.), microwaves, mixers 
  • Phones
  • Radios
  • Shaving equipment
  • Toaster ovens, toothbrushes
  • Vacuum cleaners (without bag), VHS tapes  
For drop-off sites go to http://www.tricountyresouce.org;
then click on Tri-County Regional Collection Facility.

The TCRCF is sponsored by McDonough County with financial assistance from the cities of Galesburg, Macomb, Monmouth and Rushville and the counties of Fulton, Hancock, Henderson and Knox, and the Tri-County Resource and Waste Management Council (Mercer, McDonough and Warren counties).

The facility is located at 510 North Pearl Street in Macomb, and open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm and the first Saturday of the month from 8:00 am to noon.  For more information, call
(309) 331-4782.

Fall Township Cleanup Results

cleanups

Many of the communities exceeded the 1,000 pound mark for collected electronics. Awesome! 


The following township totals are in pounds:  

  • Ellison - Warren County   

          Paint: 280

          Electronics: 630

          Scrap metals: 2800

          Landfill materials: 4 tons 

 

  • Greenbush - Warren County 

          Paint: 770

          Electronics: 2580

          Scrap metals: 5200

          Landfill materials: 4 tons 

 

  • Mercer - Mercer County 

          Paint: 270

          Electronics: 790

          Scrap metals: 2500

          Landfill materials: 4 tons 

  • Preemption - Mercer County  

          Paint: 2090

          Electronics: 7095

          Scrap metals: 8700 

          Landfill materials: 12 tons

  • Sciota - McDonough County
          Paint: 440
          Electronics: 630
          Scrap metals: Approximately 2000
          Landfill materials: 4 tons 
  • Walnut Grove - McDonough County
        Paint: 375
          Electronics: 1180
          Scrap metals: Approximately 2000
          Landfill materials: 4 tons


Landfill materials included oversized furniture, mattresses, broken toys, storm doors, non-recyclable glass, and things too large for weekly garbage pickup. 

         
The Tri-County Resource & Waste Management Council (TCR&WMC) represents and meets the solid waste management needs of incorporated and unincorporated communities in McDonough, Mercer, and Warren counties.  The council's Solid Waste Coordinator provides a comprehensive approach to solid waste issues.  For more information about the TCR&WMC, call 309-331-4782. 
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MUST DO....DATES
TCR&WMC
November 28
Warren County Courthouse/Monmouth
7:00 pm

McDonough Co. Law & Legal Committee

November 7
December 5
January 9
McDonough Co.
Courthouse/ Macomb
7:00 pm

Mercer Co. Board

November 1
December 7
January 3
Mercer County
Courthouse/Aledo
7:00 pm

Mercer Co.

Recycling Board

November 17
CES Office/Aledo
7:00 pm

Warren Co. Board

December 14
January 8
Warren County
Courthouse/Monmouth
9:30 am


 AMERICA  

RECYCLES DAY

November 15 

 

WHERE TO RECYCLE YOUR CFLs
CFL
You can now drop off your CFL bulbs at health departments in Knox, McDonough and Warren counties.
Make sure you put the bulb in a plastic bag
when transporting it to a drop-off site.


Click here for more drop-off sites in Illinois

Click here to view CFL disposal video


WHERE TO TAKE  UNWANTED MEDS FOR FREE DISPOSAL
CFL
CHECK THE LIST BELOW FOR   THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CLOSEST TO YOU. TAKE ALL YOUR MEDS IN A ZIP LOCK BAG.

Fulton Co. Health Dept.
Canton/309-647-1134

Hancock Co. Health Dept.
Carthage/1-800-422-8218

Henderson Co. Health Dept.
Gladstone/309-627-2812

Knox Co. Health Dept.
Galesburg/309-344-2224

McDonough Co. Health Dept.
Macomb/309-837-9951

Mercer Co. Health Dept.
Aledo/309-582-3761

Schuyler Co. Health Dept.
Rushville/217-322-4734

Warren Co. Health Dept.
Monmouth/309-734-1314

QUICK LINKS

TCR&WMC
Website

Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency

Illinois Recycling Association




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TWO MONTHS AND COUNTING UNTIL JANUARY 2012 WHEN AN ALL-OUT LANDFILL BAN ON COMPUTERS, PRINTERS, TVs AND MONITORS WILL TAKE EFFECT!