Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful will hold its Spring Metals and Electronics Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 7, in the south parking lot of Machesney Park Mall.
What you can’t bring? TVs.
What you can bring? Virtually all metal items: emptied snow blowers/lawn mowers, shovels, washers, dryers, microwaves, toasters, stoves, computers, stereos, file cabinets, desks, shelves, copy machines, bikes, patio furniture, aluminum siding, scrap metal, car batteries and cell phones. For $10, you can bring refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and dehumidifiers.
KNIB Executive Director Lori Gummow encourages people to participate because starting in 2012, the Illinois Electronic Products Recycling & Reuse Act will ban the disposal of computers and other electronics from landfills.
In 2010, the organization collected more than 155,000 pounds of recyclable materials from 1,574 households.
Volunteers David Feuillerat and Mike Lichte collect printers in a previous metals drive.