Drop Off Old Electronics, Appliances and More on April 25 at McKendree

Annual Earth Week Recycling Drive

Lebanon, Ill. — Get rid of old or unwanted electronics and appliances in an eco-friendly way at McKendree University on Friday, April 25.

The non-profit Web Innovations and Technology Services (WITS) will accept items between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Look for the tractor-trailer in the parking lot next to the Hettenhausen Center for the Arts on Alton Street in Lebanon.

Among the many items WITS accepts are electronics, computer hardware and accessories; phones, clocks and office equipment; CDs and VHS tapes; large and small home appliances; lawn mowers, tools and motors; car and household batteries, and lead items. In addition, WITS now accepts usable clothes, shoes, toys, baby items, dishes and silverware. For a complete list of recyclables, go online to witsinc.org and click on “Recycling.” Paint and empty paint cans, tires, chemicals and household furniture will not be accepted.

Donations are tax-deductible. Most items will be taken free of charge but donations are appreciated to help defray costs. WITS requests a donation of $5 for any item larger than a microwave.

WITS refurbishes old computers and other electronics by fixing or replacing what may be broken. It also provides free computers and training to St. Louis area veterans, low-income students and others in need to help them further their educational and career goals. Anything beyond repair is recycled and nothing is sent to the landfill or shipped overseas.

For more information, call the WITS St. Louis office at (314) 382-1650 or visit www.witsinc.org.

The annual recycling event is part of Earth Week on campus, which will include “Earthfest” activities and a concert on April 22, Sigma Zeta’s annual plant sale, tree planting, and a dodge ball tournament.