ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents with old or unwanted electronics can safely dispose of them at a free, public event on Saturday, May 21.
The Essex County Utilities Authority is bringing back its Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, which will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works (Fleet Management), 99 West Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove.
Items that will be accepted are: computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, mainframes, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones.
Items that won’t be accepted include smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.
According to county officials:
“The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day 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.”
“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,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo Jr. said.
“Our collection days are very popular and I am glad our residents understand the importance of recycling,” DiVincenzo added.