FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Allen County Department of Environmental Management (ACDEM) announces that the Electronics Recycling Program hosted by OmniSource is ending. Residents have until noon on Saturday, October 29 to bring their electronics to OmniSource located at 1430 Meyer Road for electronics recycling.
OmniSource has been our community’s steward by hosting this program since 2002. Electronic devices contain toxic elements like lead and mercury and were banned from Indiana landfills in 2010. Last year, the program ACDEM electronic recycling collected 295 tonnes of electronic waste. 51% of electronic waste collected was CRTs, televisions and monitors.
ACDEM Director Tom Fox shares, “The Allen County Department of Environmental Management thanks OmniSource for being a responsible corporate citizen and good partner over these two decades. Going forward, ACDEM will work to develop a new electronics recycling program that continues to meet the needs of Allen County.
Until Saturday, October 29, residents can bring up to 15 items, including calculators, CD and DVD players, cell phones, tablets, scanners and video game players. Televisions and monitors are charged separately. Fees apply, cash or checks are accepted as payment.
While other avenues are being explored for ACDEM’s electronics recycling program, residents can get a list of verified electronics recycling sites in Allen County here.