By EDWARD HUSAR
Herald-Whig Staff Writer
A Quincy company that recycles electronic items now has a dropoff site in town.
Degonia and Sons, which has been in business for a little more than a year, has been picking up electronic items at homes and businesses by appointment. Starting next week, the company will allow customers to drop off items at the All Purpose Storage facility on Spring Lake Drive.
The facility will be manned from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays starting tomorrow, according to John Degonia, owner/operator.
Degonia's firm collected about 25 tons of electronics for recycling in 2012 and accepts all of the electronic recycling items on the state's landfill-ban list at no charge. These items are televisions, monitors, printers, computers (laptop, notebook, netbook, tablet, desktop), electronic keyboards, fax machines, videocassette recorders, portable digital music players, digital video disc players, video game consoles, small scale servers, scanners, electronic mice, digital converter boxes, cable receivers, satellite receivers and digital video disc recorders.
After a recent Herald-Whig story mentioned that Degonia and Sons was one of two electronics recyclers in Quincy (the other is Quincy Recycle), Degonia said people started bringing items to his Vermont Street office/home, which really isn't suited for dropoffs.
He made arrangements this week to use the All Purpose Storage facility as a dropoff location.
"We're trying to avoid any more dropoffs at the house," he said.
Degonia said he will continue to pick up electronic items at people's homes and businesses. Appointments can be made by calling him at 316-1614.