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Electronics recycling centers dwindling

On the second Saturday of the month, cars would line the lengthy driveway at the Orland Township Highway Department and spill out onto Wolf Road as throngs of people came to recycle their electronics.

Volunteers helped unload the hefty TV consoles and computers, as the township’s recycling station took in about 500,000 pounds of items last year, Highway Commissioner Brian Younker said. The township sold the discarded electronics to a recycling firm to raise money for scholarships for high school seniors.

Now, the recycling center is gated shut, having closed recently, at least temporarily…Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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