Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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March 28, 2014

4-H keeping community clean


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In the ever-changing world of technology, most everyone has an old television, computer or VCR that trash collectors won’t pick up. So they just lay collecting dust.

Effingham County 4-H Ambassadors are hoping to relieve residents of some of their old technology while at the same time helping the environment. The group is hosting an Electronics Recycling Day on April 12 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Effingham Highway Department building, located at 3400 S. Banker St. They will accept a large variety of electronic devices for disposal, free of charge.

According to 4-H Ambassador Adviser Michelle Loy, when the organization held a recycling day in October 2013, they collected 22,000 pounds of electronics.

There are a long list of free items that are accepted, with a $10 charge to erase data from hard drives and a $25 charge for items containing Freon.

The 4-H Ambassadors and University of Illinois Extension Office spearheaded the program.

“This program transpired because the 4-H kids do a lot with recycling,” said Loy, pointing to the success of the Take it Back program.

The 4-H group works with an organization out of Wisconsin, 5R Processors, to haul the electronic items. Items accepted include printers, laptops, computers, docking stations, VCRs, uninterrupted power supplies, telecommunications equipment, visual equipment, fax and printer cartridges, calculators, main frame equipment, large household appliances, mid-range equipment, networking equipment, circuit boards, stereo equipment, video board, typewriters, keyboard and mice, miscellaneous electronics equipment and televisions.

The 4-H Ambassadors also have another National Take Back Day for pharmaceutical drugs scheduled on April 26 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the first floor of the Effingham County Sheriff’s Department. The program encourages residents to dispose of prescriptions that might otherwise be used illegally. The programs offer the 4-H Ambassadors a way to lend a hand to help keep the community clean.

Tony Huffman can be reached at 217-347-7151 ext. 138 or tony.huffman@effinghamdailynews.com or on Twitter @Ednthuffman.

Want to Go? What: Electronic Recycling When: 8 a.m. to noon April 12 Where: Effingham Highway Department, 3400 S. Banker St.

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