Central Illinois community paying more for electronics recycling

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NORMAL - Normal Public Works officials say they've seen an increase in the cost of recycling old electronics.

Usually, the Normal Public Works Department does not pay any money to recycle electronics.  However, according to Normal utility director Wayne Aldrich, the city paid approximately $6,700 last month.

Environmentalists are blaming low annual recycling goals set by the state under federal law for the rising costs.  Under that law, when manufacturers reach their goal, funding for the recycling process can be pulled without penalty.

Ecology Action Center's executive director says similar municipalities are left to foot the rest of the electronic recycling bill because companies start to send money to other states where recycling quotas are larger and penalties are much more stiff, like Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
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