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West Dundee, Ill., Hesitant About Joining E-waste Recycling Program

In Illinois, officials of the Kane County Division of Environmental Resources are searching for at least three municipalities to serve as an electronics recycling drop-off location. County officials have drawn up a proposal for West Dundee village, which states that the county’s contracted recycler, eWorks Electronics Services Inc., would set up and staff each drop-off site during business hours. They would also provide free trailers and transportation logistics, packing materials and electronics processing and recycling services.

Earlier this year, West Dundee terminated its recycling program agreement due to the fact that it would not be able to handle recycling for the entire county. Now, the village is currently weighing its options before it commits to becoming an electronics recycling drop-off location.

The Chicago Tribune has more details:

Kane County is looking for at least three municipalities to step in as an electronics recycling drop-off location to serve all of the county's residents.

But some West Dundee officials aren't sure they want the village to be one of them.

In April, West Dundee and St. Charles were the last of four communities in the county to end its involvement in the recycling program. Sites in Geneva and Batavia closed in December.

St. Charles officials voted to terminate the agreement because of the additional labor and liability risk, said Jennifer Jarland, Kane County Recycling Program coordinator. West Dundee decided to terminate its agreement because it would not be able to handle recycling for the entire county, she said.

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TAGS: E-Waste
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