Electronics and Appliance Recycling at McKendree on Nov. 9

Lebanon, Ill. — Be “green” and clean out your house, basement or garage in an eco-friendly way. Drop off unwanted electronics, appliances and other items at the McKendree University Green Team’s recycling drive on Wednesday, Nov. 9.

The not-for-profit Web Innovations and Technology Services (WITS) agency will accept items between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Look for the tractor-trailer parked in the lot near the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on Alton Street in Lebanon.

Among the many items WITS will accept are computers, monitors, printers and cables; phones, cameras, clocks, office and business equipment; electronics, furniture and home appliances large and small, from washers and dryers to toasters and irons; lawn mowers, tools and motors; car batteries, and lead items. Clothes, toys and shoes will also be accepted. For a complete list of recyclables, visit the website witsinc.org and click on “Recycling.” Paint, tires, wood furniture and chemicals will not be taken.

Donations are tax-deductible. Items are accepted free of charge but donations are appreciated to help cover appropriate recycling costs, especially for larger items.

WITS refurbishes old computers and other electronics by fixing or replacing what may be broken. Last year, needy communities in greater St. Louis benefited from over 18,000 reused items. WITS provides free refurbished computers and training to veterans, low-income students, Kids for Kancer, and others in need to further their educational and career goals. Anything beyond repair is recycled and nothing is sent to landfills or shipped overseas.

Volunteers are needed to help with the recycling drive on Nov. 9 at McKendree. To volunteer or to find out more, call the WITS office in St. Louis at 314-382-1650, ext. 10. Information is also available at www.witsinc.org.