MOUNT VERNON, Ill. (June 5, 2012) - Rend Lake College will hold an E-Waste Disposal event as part of its
Energy Awareness Day on Saturday, June 9. The E-Waste Disposal event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the RLC MarketPlace on Potomac Boulevard in Mount Vernon.
Residents are encouraged to bring unwanted electrical items to be disposed of properly and recycled instead of
being thrown away. Typical items accepted include computer monitors, laptops, servers, TVs, printers, computers, printers, faxes, scanners, DVD players, VCRs, stereos, video game consoles, peripherals, computer mice, keyboards, PDAs, mobile phones, all computer parts, MP3 players, iPods, music devices, phones, UPS batteries, copiers, typewriters, cash registers, networking equipment, satellite dishes and cable boxes.
- a Pedal-A-Watt Stationary Bike Power Generator: Take a spin and see how much energy is required to power everyday house hold appliances.
- SIU Professor Ralph Tate: Check out his converted electric car, a PT Cruiser, and hear how he did it.
- Ameren Energy Awareness Booth: Find ways to cut energy use at home.
Local snack foods will be provided.