In January of this year, the City began an 18-month contract with New Life Electronics Recycling to properly dispose of people’s discarded electronics.
However, over the past nine months, there have been a record number of drop-offs at the City’s Fort Hill Drive Recycling Center, creating an unmanageable stockpile.
“For the first four months of the contract under New Life this year, we’ve received over 600 thousand pounds of electronic material, which is about 60% of all that we received in 2014. So New Life has run out of capacity to handle it, and funds,” said Linda LaCloche, Communications Manager for the City of Naperville.
Since electronics recycling is not in the City’s budget, officials decided to suspend the program indefinitely.
The city may already have to pay up to $30,000 to get rid of the existing electronic stockpile.
Naperville News 17’s Evan Summers reports.
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