Recycling event set for Oct. 12

A countywide electronics recycling event will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2013, from 8 AM – 12 PM at the Apollo Industrial Park in Champaign.

Champaign county residents can drop off any of the following items for free:

  • Televisions
  • Computers, Monitors, Hard Drives
  • Keyboards, Mice, Cables
  • DVD Players, CD Players, VCRs, Stereos
  • Printers, Scanners, Copiers
  • Mobile Phones

Certain functioning electronics, such as newer model desktop computers and laptops, may be selected to be refurbished and remarketed.  State law establishes stringent data-wiping standards for electronics.  Software is used to overwrite the data, and data storage drives and devices are shredded.

The event will be held rain or shine. For more information, call the Champaign County Regional Planning Commission at (217)328-3313 or visit their website at


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