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Great River Regional Waste Authority banning e-waste from landfill

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FORT MADISON, Ia. (WGEM) -

The Great River Regional Waste Authority (GRRWA) Commission based in Fort Madison announced Monday that it will ban e-waste from being disposed of in its landfill.

All future e-waste will be recycled, according to General Manager Wade Hamm.

"GRRWA will also have a container in the landfill near the working face for e-waste that is found in loads," Hamm said.

Hamm says that if any e-waste is found in a load, a charge for that material will be added to the scale ticket.

Items defined as e-waste that must be recycled are below:

  • Televisions, monitors, laptop computers - $5 recycling fee.
  • Console televisions, projection televisions - $15 recycling fee.

Items below are taken free of charge, but must be recycled:

  • Battery backups, calculators, cameras, cassete recorders, CD players, cell phones, desktop computers, copiers, DVD players, keyboards (typing and musical), computer mice, modems, printers, printer cartridges, radios, satellite receivers, scanners, stereo receivers, tape recorders, electric typewriters, VCRs, video game equipment.

For more information, contact GRRWA at 314-524-6175.

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