Free Computer and Electronics Recycling Day Returns In Essex County

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County will bring back its “Computer and Electronics Recycling Day” for local residents on Saturday, Oct. 15.

The free collection event is sponsored by Essex County and the Essex County Utilities Authority. It will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Essex County Public Works building, 99 West Bradford Avenue in Cedar Grove.

Accepted items include computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones.

Items that won’t be accepted include smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

Here’s what you need to know, according to a county news release:

“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”

“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.

“With your participation, we can do our part to protect the environment,” DiVincenzo added. “Our collection days are very popular and I am glad our residents understand the importance of recycling.”

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