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March 27, 2019

RECYCLING INFO

2019 Electronics Recycling Event Information:  2019 Electronic Recycling Event

Why Recycle Electronics?  (from NYS DEC http://www.dec.ny.gov/chemical/66872.html#Why)

Industry experts estimate that U.S. consumers throw away 400 million units of electronic equipment per year. Recycling electronic waste protects human health and the environment by:

  • diverting thousands of pounds of waste from landfills and incinerators;
  • keeping toxins such as lead, mercury and cadmium from contaminating the air, water and soil; and
  • conserving natural resources by allowing valuable materials to be reclaimed and reused, rather than using virgin material.

TELEVISIONS –  JGS Recycling, 4 Center Ct. Troy, NY  does accept televisions with certain stipulations, and for a small charge in certain cases.  Contact them at 518- 225-8586 to discuss your television recycling needs.  This company is  NYS DEC and EPA certified.

BATTERIES, FLORESCENT LIGHT BULBS, PLASTIC BAGS – Home Depot recycles certain types of these products free of charge.  Call to ask if your item meets their criteria.

ELECTRONICS – Staples recycles cell phones, printers, and many computers free of charge – call in advance to discuss.