CHICAGO — Spring cleaning is the perfect time to get rid of unwanted junk.
And if some of your household storage space is overwhelmed by old computers and other outdated electronics, the sustainability department at the Illinois Institute of Technology wants to give residents and students a safe, easy way to get rid of them.
The school's "Community Electronic Waste Collection" event is scheduled for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Dropoffs can be made on campus at a site in the 3200 block of South Wabash Avenue. Look for the signs.
Accepted items include computers, tablets, TVs, cell phones, printers, video game consoles, cameras and much more. The event is open to the public.
The institute's Office of Sustainability has partnered with Lakeshore Recycling Systems, a Morton-Grove based company that will collect the items.
It's illegal in Illinois to throw out electronics with the trash.