CEDAR GROVE, NJ — Essex County residents are encouraged to participate in this weekend’s Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority.

The event will be held at a new location, the Essex County Fleet Management Building at 99 West Bradford Avenue, in Cedar Grove on Saturday, May 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“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,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. “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.”

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Items being accepted at the Computer and Electronics Recycling Day are computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones. Not being accepted are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

Under DiVincenzo’s leadership, the County’s collection program has been expanded to include household hazardous waste, old computers and electronic equipment.

This event 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, call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com.