ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will bring back its “Computer and Electronics Recycling Day” collection for local residents on Saturday, Oct. 16.
The event – which is sponsored by Essex County and the Essex County Utilities Authority – will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works facility, 99 West Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove.
Items being accepted at the Computer and Electronics Recycling Day include: computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones.
Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms will not be accepted.
According to a news release from Essex County officials:
“The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, please call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com.”
“Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove lead and other dangerous chemicals from our waste stream, which is important for us and our children,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. said.
“With your participation, we can do our part to protect the environment,” DiVincenzo said. “Our collection days are very popular and I am glad our residents understand the importance of recycling. I encourage everyone to participate in our fall Computer and Electronics Recycling Day.”