E-Cycle Electronic Ban

By KBJR News 1

August 11, 2010 Updated Aug 12, 2010 at 12:25 AM CDT

DULUTH, MINN -- On average the Superior Moccasin Mike Landfill collects seventy tons of garbage each day from Wisconsin residents and 3–hundred–80 tons from Minnesota visitors.

But all that is expected to change after September 1st when Wisconsin landfill regulations change.

The E–Cycle Wisconsin program will change the way landfills have collected and recycled certain kinds of wastes.

The ban will apply, but is not limited to, televisions, computers and accessories, printers, monitors, DVD and VCR players, fax machines and cell–phones.

Charlene Johnson, the Landfill Technical Coordinator says there are still many places Northland residents can dispose of these items.

"We here at the Moccasin Mike landfill are working very hard and very quickly to establish some facilities here on site," says Johnson.

Authorities encourage people to contact a recycling center which they can find online or in the yellow pages.

Additionally, as of January 1st, 2011, used oil filters, absorbents, and containers will also be banned from landfills.

The Moccasin Mike Landfill facility has already created a public drop off for oil products.

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