Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in Scotch Plains, April 29th


SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The County of Union will sponsor a recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, April 29.  County residents can get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment in an environmentally proper manner.

The special E-cycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the campus of Union County Vo-Tech Schools located at 1776 Raritan Road in Scotch Plains. All residents of Union County are eligible to participate at no cost. There is a limit of six electronic items per car.

“Old televisions, computer monitors, and other electronic devices are the source of a considerable amount of dangerous material, including lead, mercury, and cadmium – and it is unlawful to dispose of them with the regular garbage,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen.  “Up to 95 percent of most electronic appliances can be recycled and this is a responsible way to keep hazardous heavy metals out of our environment.”

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Electronic equipment that will be accepted on April 29th includes TVs, computers, monitors, hard drives, modems, keyboards, printers, fax machines, DVD/VCR players, telephones, tablets and e-readers.

All that residents need to do is drive to the site with their unwanted electronic equipment. Workers at the site will unload the vehicles.  The electronics collection will be held rain or shine, for Union County residents only and not for businesses. Proof of Union County residency is required and pre-registration is not required.

Additional event information as well as future event dates and locations are available at the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning website:  Refrigerators, washers and dryers, microwaves, and air conditioners will not be accepted, but they are accepted at Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling Program. 

In addition to the April 29th recycling event, the County of Union also sponsors E-cycling opportunities for residents at 15 participating municipal collection locations. Visit the website or call your municipal recycling coordinator for more details. For more information about recycling events, please call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908- 654-9889.

For all Union County programs and services visit, call the Public Info Line, 877-424-1234, email or use the online Contact Form.

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