Ill. e-waste law affects Perry Co., Mo. residents | News
PERRY COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Perry County Solid Waste Committee, city officials and county officials are offering some help for citizens after an Illinois law was passed that landfills can no longer accept e-waste after Jan. 1.
The committee says after Jan. 1, the Perry County Transfer Station can no longer accept e-waste or any item that has a power cord or is powered by batteries. The committee says the landfill that accepts solid waste from Perry County, Mo. is located in Illinois.
Residents with e-waste can dispose of it in a couple of different ways. The committee says for county residents, they can personally deliver e-waste to the recycling center or ask their waste hauler if they run a recycling pick-up. For city residents, they can personally deliver the e-waste to the recycling center, put e-waste except TVs and monitors in curbside recycling or deliver TVs and monitors to the recycling center or city's bulk trash procedure.
The Perry County Recycling Center is located at 5232 North Highway 51. Their hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You can call them at 573-547-5006.
The recycling center recommends removing the hard drive or having it swiped to erase personal information before setting a computer curbside on recycling day. They say old cell phones can often be reused. Bag the phone with its manual and accesories before you recycle it.
To help with the landfill ban, the recycling center is offering reduced fees for TVs and monitors. Monitors are now $5 and any TV $20 to recycle. They ask that you please guard against screen breakage because it causes more processing and expense.
The city of Perryville's bulk trash pick-up now includes TVs and monitors. Residents can buy stickers at city hall and the pirce includes hauling and recycling fees.
For more information, you can call 547-5006 or visit them online at www.perrycountymo.us.
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