Erie County Legislator Kevin Hardwick reminds residents that the county is hosting a free Computer and Electronic Recycling Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at GM Tonawanda Engine Plant No. 1, 2995 River Road, between Sheridan Drive and Edgar Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda.
"Most of us have random, unused electronic items lying around our house that we aren't sure what to do with. Please do not place these items in your regular trash and keep them out of the landfills by dropping them off at the county's free Computer and Electronic Recycling Day and help protect our environment," said Hardwick.
The following items will be accepted: computers, printers, copiers, monitors, keyboards, speakers, mice, cables, televisions (no broken glass), VCRs, radios, stereo equipment, tape recorders, record players, telephones, PBX systems, answering machines, networking equipment, hubs, switches, routers, cables, video recorders, video monitors, security systems, CB radios, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, Walkmans, cash registers, typewriters, adding machines, calculators, software, CDROM/floppy disc, cables, cords, UPS's, surge strips, scanners, digital cameras, MP3 players, electronic keyboards, computer parts/components, rechargeable batteries, cables/wire/aluminum, racks/carts and lab and hospital devices and test equipment (excluding any equipment/devices that contain fluids, oil, mercury or radioactive material).
The following items will NOT be accepted: polychlorinated biphenyls or any equipment containing PCBs, microwaves, thermostats, barometers, mercury switches and relays, can openers, toaster ovens, coffee makers, toasters, smoke detectors, refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners, dehumidifiers or any unit containing Freon, stoves, washer/dryers, garbage compactors, dishwashers, kitchen white goods, household batteries (other than those installed in equipment), fluorescent lighting, bulbs or ballasts, light bulbs of any kind (including mercury lamps), desk and office furniture, lab and hospital equipment/devices that contain fluids, oil, mercury or radioactive material and biohazards, such as medical waste including any needles.
The event is being held in partnership with General Motors, the United Auto Workers and Advanced Technology Recycling.
For additional information, call Hardwick at 716-858-8672 or email [email protected].