AURORA | That drawer full of outdated computers and other gadgets gathering dust can finally have a resting place. Techno Rescue in partnership with the City of Aurora is offering locals the opportunity to recycle their electronics for cheap.
The city’s e-cycling partner will be accepting electronics for recycling from Aug. 30 through Sept. 11 at its facility at 3251 Lewiston Street, Suite 10. Business hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday (closed Labor Day).
Most electronic items will be accepted, and a fee of $5 will be charged per household. Some items with more complicated processing needs will have an extra fee, according to a city news release:
- Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) monitors: $5 each
- Cathode Ray Tube (CRT) monitors and most televisions 21 inches and under: $25 each
- CRT monitors and most televisions 22 inches and over: $50 each
- Floor model printers: $50 each
- Projection, Digital Light Processing (DLP) and Console televisions: $100 each
Appliances that contain refrigerant or coolant will not be accepted, neither will cathode ray tube TVs with broken or exposed tubes. For a full list, check the City of Aurora’s website.
Techno Rescue will wipe and physically destroy all electronics that store data, the release said.
The next e-cycling event will be Dec. 27 to Jan. 8.
— CARINA JULIG, Staff Writer