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IUSB volunteers hold e-waste recycling drop-off

SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- More than 1,000 cars ditched their old desktop computers and mammoth televisions at the IUSB E-waste recycling drop-off.

Volunteers unloaded trunks and trailers full of TVs, computers, cell phones, pagers and office equipment.

The director said the event is needed in this community since electronics are not allowed in Indiana landfills.

"It's really hard for people to get this stuff out of their basements and find a place to take it- and here they can just get in their car and it's a one-stop-shop- we keep this from going into the landfill and instead it goes and gets shredded and back into the manufacturing stream," said Mike Keen, director IU South Bend Center for Sustainable Future.

The director said the most unusual drop off was an artificial Christmas tree. They told the driver it did not qualify as e-waste but they tossed it out for him in the dumpster.

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