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Recycle electronics this Saturday

Do you still have that ancient computer monitor sitting in the garage, or that pile of cell phone stashed in a drawer? Load them up and bring them to a public household electronic recycling event at the University of Ilinois-Chicago on Saturday, September 19th from 9 am - 2 pm at 1135 S. Halsted Street, parking lot 6. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2007, we generated over three million tons of e-waste in the U.S.; over 157 million computers and parts and 126 million cell phones were thrown away. That's adding a lot of  valuable resources and hazardous materials to our landfills. The best thing to do is to follow the 3Rs hierarchy: reduce, reuse, recycle. Look at reducing your need for electronics, then find a way to reuse those you don't need anymore. As a last resort, recycle those items you have no use for anymore rather than throwing them away.

If you can't  make it to the UIC recycling event, there are many other options to recycle electronics around Chicago. The Chicago Recycling Coalition has a helpful list of resources.

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