OTTAWA — Is that old computer now serving as a doorstop? Do you have a drawer full of old cell phones? How about that VCR that hasn’t seen a tape in the last five years?
State Sen. Sue Rezin, R-Morris, is sponsoring a recycling day on Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon in Ottawa, where residents will be able to bring unwanted items to recycle.
The event is co-sponsored with Mayor Robert Eschbach and will be at the Woodward Memorial Parking Lot , 300 Woodward Memorial Drive, Ottawa.
Most electronics may be recycled, including televisions, monitors, computers, VCRs, radios, tape players, fax machines and telephones. Automobile batteries can also be recycled.
A partial list of items that cannot be accepted includes anything containing mercury, light bulbs, hazardous materials, paint, household batteries, liquid or chemical waste, fuel, oil, paper, cloth and any monitor or television with a cracked or broken screen.
Also participating in the event will be several charitable organizations accepting household and personal items for reuse. Illinois Valley PADS is seeking gently used household items, such as books, dishes, kitchen utensils, cookware and sheets and towels. They are also looking for cleaning supplies, toiletries and food.
Vintage Tech is accepting several different types of electronic and household items such as copiers, external drives, satellite dishes, bread makers, fryers, hair cutters, holiday lights and much more.
Home Hardware is accepting fluorescent tubes and CFL bulbs. The Ottawa Lions Club accepts used eyeglasses, hearing aids, ink cartridges and keys. La Salle County LEO is seeking aluminum, and Working Bikes is accepting wheelchairs, crutches, bikes, walkers and sewing machines.
For more information, visit Sen. Rezin’s website at www.senatorrezin.com or call her district office at (815) 220-8720.