WAYNE, N.J.– Passaic County's Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs will be collecting computers and electronics this weekend in Wayne.
According to Nina Seiden, Passaic County’s Solid Waste & Recycling Programs manager, almost all types of computer and electronic equipment will be accepted at this two-day event:
- Hard drives;
- Copier and fax machines;
- Stereo systems;
- CD players;
- DVD players;
- Cell phones.
“Passaic County residents and businesses continue to show their support for recycling these items into other useful products, keeping them out of our diminishing landfill space, while prohibiting a variety of toxins, such as lead, mercury, and cadmium from entering our groundwater. Residents and businesses should know that it’s the law in New Jersey,” Seiden said. “TVs and computer equipment cannot be thrown away as garbage. They must be recycled.”
There is a limit of five TV and/or computer monitors per household.The program also will accept:
- Used inkjet and laser toner cartridges;
- Unwanted VHS tapes;
- CDs, DVDs, CD-ROMS;
- Video and computer games;
- Floppy disks.
The event is free for residents. Businesses must pre-register.
The event will take place, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at Passaic County Para-Transit Facility, 1310 Route 23 North, Wayne (behind Ski Barn).
For more information, call the Passaic County Office of Solid Waste & Recycling Programs at (973) 305-5738.
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