Rockford e-recycling locations changing, KNIB accepting e-waste

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WIFR) – Due to a new partnership with Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful (KNIB), where we can drop off our old electronics is changing.

Currently, Rockfordians can bring their e-waste to the blue shipping containers located at the Kelly Williamson Mobil stations at 7250 East State Street and 550 South Rock Drive. On Tuesday, July 4, electronic recycling will no longer be collected at these locations.

Starting Saturday, July 8, 2017 KNIB will accept up to 2 televisions or computer monitors per vehicle, along with other e-waste, at their recycling center at 4665 Hydraulic Road. E-waste and other recyclables will only be accepted during KNIB’s normal business hours which are 2:00-5:00 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on Saturdays. KNIB's recycle center also accepts computers, hard drives, electronic games, keyboards, printers, scanners, tablets, fax machines, phones, lamps, curling irons, holiday lights, and more.

The City says electronic waste less than 2 feet by 2 feet can also be placed in residents’ blue recycling bins as part of the weekly collection. Rockford began collecting e-waste after a law was passed in Illinois banning its disposal into landfills.

For a full list of what KNIB accepts at their recycling center, please click on the attached related link.