LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Township of Livingston is holding an Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding Event on Sunday, June 24. Livingston residents may take their electronics and confidential papers to the rear and side parking lots of the Senior/Community Center at 204 Hillside Ave. from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  

Under the Township’s recycling ordinance and New Jersey state law, it is mandatory to recycle electronic items. They cannot be placed at the curb for collection.  

Volunteers from the Recycling and Reclamation Committee and the Livingston High School Science National Honor Society will be on site to help out at the event.  

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Senior citizens who need help removing large, heavy items (TVs, etc.) should call Livingston’s Senior, Youth & Leisure Services office for assistance: 973-535-7925, press 8.

Electronics Recycling

Items to be accepted for electronic and small appliance recycling include computers (erase or remove hard drives if possible), monitors, televisions, flat screens, printers, copiers, fax machines, scanners, speakers, keyboards, laptops, cables, telephones, cell phones (erase memory if possible), VCRs, stereos, radios, DVD players, pagers, typewriters, electronic games, inkjet and laser print cartridges, microwave ovens, toasters, irons, vacuum cleaners, and rechargeable batteries.

No Fluorescent Light Bulbs or other Household Hazardous Waste will be accepted. For information about disposing of those, visit the Essex County Utilities Authority at www.ecuanj.com.

Paper Shredding – 5 Box Limit per Livingston Household

Personal paper documents will also be shredded on site and recycled at the event. All types of confidential paper documents will be accepted for shredding, except for the following: hardcover books, three-ring binders, paper clips, Pendaflex folders, and other fastened documents. Only residential shredding will be accepted.  

Early Drop Off for Electronics

Residents who have electronics to recycle but are unable to attend the event on Sunday, June 24, may take advantage of the "early drop off" offered by the Recycling & Reclamation Committee. Those residents may bring their electronics to Craft Room 1 on the lower level of the Senior/Community Center on Thursday, June 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Friday, June 22 from 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., and Saturday, June 23 from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
There will be no early drop off for papers to be shredded, and no commercial or large-quantity users will be accepted.  

To volunteer at future Electronics Recycling events, contact Karen Garber at 973-650-2282 or email kargarb@verizon.net.

For more information about Livingston’s recycling, visit livingstonnj.org/Recycling.

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