NEW PROVIDENCE –Union County residents will be able to get rid of unwanted computers, televisions and other electronic equipment at a recycling event on Saturday, March 27 in New Providence.
From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., residents can bring up to six electronic items per car to the Alcatel-Lucent facility, 600 Mountain Avenue, New Providence.
Electronic equipment that will be accepted includes computer monitors, hard drives, modems, keyboards, CPUs, mice, printers, scanners, speakers, televisions, VCRs, fax machines, telephones, and circuit boards.
All that residents need to do is drive to the site with their unwanted electronic equipment. Workers at the site will unload the vehicles. Pre-registration is not required for this free collection.
Refrigerators, washers and dryers, microwaves, and air conditioners will not be accepted.
A complete list of the materials that will be accepted on March 27 is available at the Bureau of Planning and Environmental Conservation website: www.ucnj.org/recycle.
The electronics collection will be held rain or shine, and is not open to businesses. Proof of Union County residency is required.
There are other local opportunities for residents to recycle electronic equipment. Visit www.ucnj.org/recycle for more computer and electronics recycling options.
Goodwill and Dell have teamed up to recycle computers. Goodwill in Union County is located at 126 Route 22 West, Springfield, next to Macy’s Furniture. Call Goodwill at 1-973-912-0156 for more details or visit their web site: www.reconnectpartnership.com.
Best Buy stores now offer electronics recycling, including TVs, computer monitors, DVD players and other consumer electronics. Visit their website (www.bestbuy.com/) for store locations, or call toll-free for information about electronics recycling: 1-888-237-8289.
Staples also offers a computer recycling program seven days a week. For more information, visit the Staples web site for store locations: www.staples.com.
An alternative drop-off program for recycling electronics equipment is available every Monday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Newtech Recycling, located at 600-A Apgar Drive, Somerset; 1-732- 469-9774.
For more information about recycling events, call the Union County Recycling Hotline at 1-908-654-9889.
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