If you've got an old TV gathering dust in your garage, one local business will come pick it up for free.
Most electronic items cannot be thrown away in the trash, forcing many residents to wait for an e-waste disposal event, then haul it themselves--but John DeGonia says he'll come by your home or business and pick it up for you, at no charge. He says he makes his money in another way.
"A large percentage of the things in these are recyclables," he said. "All the way down to the plastic, to the glass, to all the scrap metals that are involved in it, there's numerous things in it, so that's where we make our dime, so to say off it.
DeGonia says you don't even have to be home for him to pick up your items...some residents just give him a call and leave them in the driveway. He can be contacted at (217) 316-1614, and accepts most of the following items:
TVs, appliances, computers, phones, dehumidifiers, power tools, stereos, toasters, microwaves, laptops, kitchen appliances, satellite dishes, furnaces, a/c units, hot water heaters, wiring, lawnmowers, batteries, cars, ceiling fans, all scrap metals.
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