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Recycling Center Begins Operations

Macomb, IL – Discarded electronic goods from eight western Illinois counties are being consolidated in Macomb for recycling. An EPA grant is helping the Tri County Resource and Waste Management Council with the project. Manager Eric Anderson says a truck collects the gear from drop-off centers and brings it to Macomb, where a full truckload goes to a Peoria de-manufacturer. Anderson says three other states have banned discarded electronics from landfills, and Illinois is expected to follow suit. The center also hopes to begin recycling discarded paint to keep it out of landfills.