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Changes Coming to Quincy E-Recycle Program

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Some changes are coming to Quincy's E-Recycle program.

After November 30, Quincy Recycle will no longer be accepting televisions of any size or home computer monitors.

According to Vice President of Operations Phil Hildebrand, this is happening because Illinois law will not allow recycling companies to charge consumers to recycle these items, and TV and computer screens are just too expensive. 

"As a whole, whether they're CRTs or flat screens, have a negative value to properly dispose of - so there's a cost associated with disposing of that material, without considering the freight to get it to the disposal site," said Hildebrand.

Hildebrand says there are several other places where residents can drop of these items. Some electronic stores will take them, and the Adams County Health Department hosts electronic waste drives.

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