The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

Local News

April 2, 2013

Bryant ready to collect electronics

DANVILLE — A free electronics-collection event will run 7:30 a.m. to noon April 20 at the Bryant Industries facility at 1406 Warrington Ave., west of Danville.

The event is jointly sponsored by the Vermilion County Health Department, Bryant Industries, Keep Vermilion County Beautiful, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Neuhoff Media.

Residents are encouraged to bring their broken, obsolete or unwanted electronic items to the facility so the items can be recycled at no cost.

“Even old and broken electronic items have components that can be recycled and reused, and other components that can be toxic,” said county public health administrator Shirley Hicks in a press release. “These products can no longer be taken to landfills in Illinois, so managing them properly is the right thing to do.”

As of Jan. 1, 2012, Illinois has banned electronic products such as televisions, computers, monitors, DVD players, fax machines and MP3 players from being disposed of in landfills.

On April 20, area residents can bring their household electronic items to the Bryant’s Industry facility for processing. At the collection event, Bryant Industries will accept answering machines, calculators, camcorders, cameras, CB radios, CD players, CD/DVD/floppy drives, cell phones, copy machines, cords and cables, desktop PCs, fax machines, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, mice, microwave ovens, modems, pagers, paper shredders, postage machines, printers, radios, scanners, servers, speakers, tape drives, telephones, two-way radios, typewriters, UPS backups, VCRs, video game systems, word processors, and many other household electronics.

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate Earth Day,” said Brent Richards, COO of Bryant Industries, in the release. “It’s our responsibility as a company to see to it that residents have an avenue to recycle these items in a responsible manner, and feel comfortable that their items are going through the proper channels.”

Bryant Industries routinely accepts electronic items for recycling at its facilities. Hicks said when officials at the company were approached about special electronics-collection events, they enthusiastically agreed. A second electronics-recycling event is being planned for the fall.

“We like having a collection close to Earth Day, and we appreciate the effort that Bryant Industries is putting into helping us achieve that,” Hicks said.

This will be the primary Great American Clean-Up recycling event for Keep Vermilion County Beautiful in the spring of 2013.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Americans throw away about 400 million electronic products each year. Those products can contain toxic materials such as lead, mercury, arsenic, cadmium and beryllium that must be properly managed to prevent soil and groundwater contamination. Obsolete electronic products can also contain valuable materials that can be recycled for reuse such as copper, gold and circuit chips.

Call Douglas Toole at 431-2662, ext. 243, at the county health department for information.

Text Only
Local News
  • Police, Fire Reports

    April 24, 2014

  • One man hospitalized after overnight shooting

    Police continue to investigate an overnight shooting that left one man in the hospital.

    April 24, 2014

  • D118 OKs uniform dress code DANVILLE -- Next school year will usher in a new way of dressing for school for most of Danville District 118's students. School board members voted 4-3 Wednesday night to implement districtwide a uniform standard of dress for all students in grades

    April 24, 2014

  • Alderman organizes diversity talk DANVILLE - Ward 1 Alderman Kevin Davis has helped organize a diversity conference. Diversity is the state of having people who are of different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization, according to a press release. Davis, in a

    April 24, 2014

  • Day care closes for church growth DANVILLE - Growth at Second Church of Christ is causing the closure of a day care that sees 95 children daily. A letter given to parents and published in the Commercial-News this week announced the upcoming closure of the Two by Two Christian Early E

    April 24, 2014

  • CASA planning racy event for fundraiser DANVILLE -- A day at the horse races is the theme for a fundraiser and auction for the local Court Appointed Special Advocates. This is the third year for the CASA's Night at the Races and Hometown Celebrity Auction, scheduled for Friday at the Knigh

    April 24, 2014

  • Fire Calls Firefighters responded to the following calls: Tuesday, 8:43-8:55 a.m. -- A car fire at Kentucky Fried Chicken, 12 N. Bowman Ave. Tuesday, 8:54-9:09 a.m. -- A false alarm at Schlarman Academy, 1307 N. Walnut St. Tuesday, 9:51-9:58 a.m. -- A medical c

    April 24, 2014

  • Police Report Incidents reported to police include: Danville Monday: Battery in the 400 block of Oak Street. Fuel theft at Circle K, 121 S. Gilbert St. Fuel theft at Circle K, 121 S. Gilbert St. Property damage in the 1600 block of East Main Street. Disorderly con

    April 24, 2014

  • Malcolm Dunn Third arrest made in shooting case DANVILLE -- City police arrested a third suspect Tuesday in connection with a triple shooting last week on Danville's east side. Malcolm Dunn, 21, of the 1000 block of Moore Street, was arrested just before 6 p.m. Tuesday as part of a traffic stop by

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

  • VermFestivalChorus3.jpg Doing it justice The 35-member Vermilion Festival Chorus will join voices for Mozart's "Requiem Mass in D-minor" for the first time in 15 years. The concert will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday at St. James United Methodist Church, 504 N. Vermilion St. David Schroeder is th

    April 24, 2014 2 Photos

AP Video
NCAA basketball
NDN Video
Must Read