Discarded Electronics to be Picked up for Two More Months in Knox

In a new law that began January 1st, 2011, Indiana households, public schools, and small businesses are no longer able to mix unwanted computer monitors, computers, televisions, printers, computer keyboards or mice, DVD players, video cassette recorders or fax machines with municipal waster that is intended for disposal at a landfill.

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers told WKVI that the citizens of Knox will be able to continue discarding electronics in their weekly garbage for the next two months. After the grace period, the City of Knox and Waste Management will pick up electronics one day in the spring and one day in the fall at a selected site. When the current contract with Waste Management expires, the Knox Common Council will have to select another method of disposal of electronics for the citizens of Knox. For more information, contact the Mayor at (574) 772-4553.