Union County Freeholders is hosting a Computer and Electronics Collection Event for Union County residents only. This event will take place today, Saturday, March 31, 2012 from 9 am - 2 pm at Alcatel/Lucent, 600 Mountain Avenue, New Providence. NOTE Limit of 6 Electronic Items per car.
“Computer monitors, old televisions and other electronic devices are the source of a considerable amount of dangerous material, including lead, mercury, cadmium and PCBs – and it is unlawful to dispose of them with the regular garbage,” said Freeholder Christopher Hudak, liaison to the Union County Solid Waste Advisory Board. “Up to 95 percent of most electronic appliances can be recycled. This is a responsible way to keep hazardous heavy metals out of our environment.”
Electronic equipment that will be accepted on March 31st includes computer monitors, hard drives, modems, keyboards, CPU’s, mice, printers, scanners, speakers, televisions, VCR’s, fax machines, telephones, circuit boards, CD’s, DVD’s and video cassettes.
All that residents need to do is drive to the site with their unwanted electronic equipment. Workers at the site will unload the vehicles. Pre-registration is not required for this special Saturday collection.
NOTE: Refrigerators, washers and dryers, microwaves, and air conditioners will not be accepted.
A complete list of the materials that will be accepted on March 31 is available at the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning website: www.ucnj.org/recycle.
For more information, visit www.ucnj.org or call 908-654-9889. RAIN OR SHINE! No-pre-registration required. All are encouraged to recycle!