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Dekalb Ewaste Pickup on April 14th

On April 14, 2012, the DeKalb County Solid Waste Management Program and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau will be sponsoring an Electronics Recycling Collection according to Jane Lux, Public Health Administrator at the DeKalb County Health Department. The event is funded by the DeKalb County Solid Waste fund and is offered at no charge to DeKalb County residents. Photo ID is required.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dekalb County E-waste Recycling Collecting April 14th

On April 14, 2012, the DeKalb County Solid Waste Management Program and the DeKalb County Farm Bureau will be sponsoring an Electronics Recycling Collection according to Jane Lux, Public Health Administrator at the DeKalb County Health Department. The event is funded by the DeKalb County Solid Waste fund and is offered at no charge to DeKalb County residents. Photo ID is required.

Residents will be limited to bringing two monitors per resident coming to the collection. A television is considered a monitor. Other than monitors, there is no limit to other electronic items brought such as VCR’s, DVD players, radios, game consoles, cell phones, etc.

In addition, residents can also bring used household batteries (AAA, AA, A, C, D, 9 volt, etc.) and compact fluorescent bulbs for proper disposal/recycling. It is not necessary to sort batteries by type. Microwave ovens and automotive batteries will not be accepted.

“Past collections of this type have been very successful,” states Christel Springmire, Solid Waste Coordinator at the Health Department. “Last year’s electronics collections brought in nearly 100,000 pounds of electronics waste.”

New state regulations have banned many electronic items from Illinois landfills. Since January 1, 2012, banned electronics include: televisions, computers, monitors and accessories, video game consoles, VCR and DVD players.

The collection will be held at the DeKalb County Health Department’s parking lot at 2550 North Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, and will begin at 8:30 am on Saturday, April 14, 2012. Enter the parking lot from the Dresser Road entrance ONLY. The event will end at 1:00 p.m. or earlier if the trailer space is full. Further questions can be directed to Christel Springmire at 815-748-2408. For more information, visit the Health Department’s website at http://www.dekalbcountyhealthdepartment.org/. The DeKalb Kiwanis and Sycamore High School’s Environmental Club and Key Club will provide workers.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Campus Conservation Nationals need your Input

 
Dear student,
We are evaluating the effectiveness of the Campus Conservation Nationals resource reduction competition that your school just participated in. We your responses to the linked survey will help us to understand what student actions and characteristics are most associated with resource use reduction, what parts of the competition were most compelling to students, and how you made use of the "Building Dashboard" interface. This online study will take no more than 10 minutes to complete, and WE NEED YOUR PERSPECTIVE!
 
Thanks!
 
The CCN Research Team
 

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Monday, March 26, 2012

DeKalb begins new Electrical Recycling Program

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