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Mokena plans to shut electronic recycling center

The village of Mokena will close its electronic recycling center Feb. 29 as Will County struggles to rebuild its program that had as many as 13 drop off sites last year.

Amid drastic changes in the recycling business, the county was forced to change the company that picked up discarded electronic items at all its locations, and in Thursday’s board meeting, awarded a bid to Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), for $202,900 to pick up recyclables from its remaining centers. It’s the first time the county has had to pay for its recycling program. Its long-time recycling partner, Vintage Tech, of Plainfield, broke its contract, saying it could no longer make a profit…Please click here to read Susan DeMar Lafferty’s story in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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