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Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment at E-cycling Event in New Providence, September 16

Union County will sponsor a free recycling event for electronic equipment on Saturday, September 16, to help Union County residents safely dispose of electronic equipment that cannot be placed in regular household garbage.

“Union County’s free electronics events are a responsible way to keep hazardous heavy metals out of our environment,” said Freeholder Chairman Bruce H. Bergen. “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 household garbage.”

Up to 95 percent of most electronic equipment can be recycled.

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Items that will be accepted on September 16 include televisions, computers, monitors, hard drives, modems, keyboards, printers, fax machines, DVD/VCR players, telephones, tablets and e-readers. All material collected will be recycled.

Items not on this list will not be accepted. Residents who need to dispose of household appliances such as refrigerators, microwaves and air conditioners can bring them to Union County’s Scrap Metal Recycling Program.

The special E-cycling event will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Nokia, located at 600 Mountain Avenue in New Providence.  All residents of Union County are eligible to participate at no cost. There is a limit of six electronic items per car.

Residents can simply drive to the site with their unwanted electronic equipment. Workers at the site will unload the vehicles.

The electronics collection event will be held rain or shine, for household electronic equipment only. Equipment from businesses will not be accepted.

No pre-registration is necessary but proof of Union County residency is required.

Union County also sponsors E-cycling opportunities for residents at 15 participating municipal collection locations. Visit ucnj.org/recycle or call your municipal recycling coordinator for more details.

Union County’s next e-cycling event will be on Saturday, October 21 in Scotch Plains. For more information about recycling events call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 908- 654-9889 or visit the Union County Bureau of Recycling and Planning online at ucnj.org/recycle.

For quick links to all Union County environmental programs and activities visit The Green Connection, ucnj.org/green-connection.

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

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