BERNARDS TWP., NJ - Have electronics that need to be recycled? Gather them up and bring them to Verizon's sixth Recycling Rally from 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 10. The event, which is free and open to the public will take place at the Verizon Corporate Center, visitor parking lot overflow area, at One Verizon Way, in Basking Ridge.

Recycling Rallies are a part of Verizon’s commitment to protect and preserve the environment by enabling employees and the public to be green at work and at home. Since the program was launched in 2009, 100+ events have been held across the country resulting in over 3.22 million pounds of eWaste collected, surpassing the program’s 2015 goal of reaching 2 million pounds. The new goal is to collect 4 million pounds of eWaste by 2020.  

Items that can be recycled include: laptop computers; desktop computers; LCD monitors; computer cables, mice and keyboards; gaming consoles; telephones and answering machines; stereo and audio equipment; paper shredders; alarm clocks; printers; cameras; conferencing equipment; remote controls; earphones; small electronic appliances; electronic toys without batteries; cell phones and accessories; vacuum cleaners and microwaves. Hard drives will not be wiped.

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Items that will not be accepted include hazardous waste (such as batteries, inks/toners, mercury bulbs); units containing fluid like motors and pumps; refrigerators and freezers; medical waste; radioactive material including X-ray equipment; televisions; and CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors.

Participants will be randomly selected to receive free Energy/Water-Eco kits.