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Illinois recycled almost 39 million pounds of electronics in last year

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In the year since the state prohibited throwing old computers and other electronics away, Illinois has recycled almost 39 million pounds of electronic materials, instead of throwing them in landfills.

Agencies such as Keep Northern Illinois Beautiful hold spring and fall drives for metals and some businesses also take in items like old televisions and computers.

"One of the most recycled electronics items is a computer, computer monitor, not as much keyboards, mice, we need to think of these things as well, but in the state of Illinois, things like fax machines, DVD players, things you might not think of, those items are banned as well," KNIB Executive Director Lori Gummow says.

Illinois residents are required to take electronics to a registered recycler.

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