Starting Jan. 1, 2012, it will be illegal in Illinois to throw certain electronics into the trash. Residents and haulers could be fined for violating the law.

 

From the News Gazette:

 

What: Countywide residential electronics collection

When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday

Where: News-Gazette Distribution Center, 3202 Apollo Drive, C. (Apollo Industrial Park, use Olympian Drive).

Free drop-off of:

— Televisions

— Computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, mice, cables, Zip drives

— Printers & scanners

— VCR/DVD players

— Cell phones

— Fax machines

— MP3 players

— PDAs

— Video game consoles

Limit 10 items per resident.