Naperville Now may have inspired Will County to pilot a curbside pick-up of your old Betamax machines.
Per the local newspaper:
Items accepted include: computers, laptops, monitors, printers, televisions, all types of telephones, answering machines, computer mouse devices, keyboards, zip drives, computer cables, string lights, microwaves, fax machines, scanners, MP3 players, PDAs, video game consoles, video cassette players/recorders, DVD players and more. There is a limit of 10 items per service.
I am assuming if you live in DuPage County, you also are eligible for this service, but the article didn't say so specifically. (Naperville straddles Will and DuPage counties, for those of you reading this in St. Kitts and desirous of honing your geographical skills.)
We took a huge load of e-stuff to Bolingbrook last month. (You can relive every exciting detail here.) But, I daresay, as we continue the slash and burn of our horrifying basement, more e-recycling will be necessary. This time, all we'll have to do is call Vintage Tech Recyclers of Romeoville at 877-786-4715 to arrange a pick-up.
Way to go, you conscientious hate-to-see-waste-cast-into-the-landfill types over by der. Very cool. Thank you.