Hennepin Requests County-Wide E-Cycling in Future

Disposing of a television set has become no easy task, and Hennepin's mayor asked the Putnam County Board for a little help in the future.

Village president Kevin Coleman on Tuesday told the county board Hennepin will host an electronics recycling event Nov. 22 for Putnam County residents only, but subsidies for recyclers expired this summer. That means the village will pay 4 cents per pound to recycle old TVs, computers and other e-junk for people who can show identification of county residency.

Last December, Hennepin recycled 19,254 pounds of "e-cyclables," at a December event. That amount would cost the village $770 this year.

Coleman said he thinks it will be too much for Putnam County's small villages to take on in the future.

He said he knows the county board is working on appropriations for the next fiscal year starting in December, and he believes the county should organize e-cycling efforts in the future. Any village could host the events, however, he said.

Board committees can discuss it.

"Maybe people have gotten rid of most of their old computers and TVs," Coleman remarked hopefully.

Source: News Tribune