Post in Community Happenings 2016
April 1, 2016
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.