Recycle Unwanted Electronic Equipment in Scotch Plains

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SCOTCH PLAINS – Union County residents will be able recycle unwanted electronic equipment, such as computers and televisions, on Saturday, July 24, in Scotch Plains.

The recycling event will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the campus of the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools, located at 1776 Raritan Road, near the John H. Stamler Police Academy.

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All residents of Union County are eligible to participate at no cost. There is a limit of six electronic items per car.

Electronic equipment that will be accepted on July 24 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 necessary for this Saturday collection, but proof of Union County residency is required.

Refrigerators, washers and dryers, microwaves, and air conditioners will not be accepted.

A complete list of the materials that will be accepted on July 24 is available at the Union County Bureau of Planning and Environmental Conservation website: www.ucnj.org/recycle.

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 07081, next to Macy’s Furniture. Call Goodwill at 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 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at Newtech Recycling, located at 600-A Apgar Drive, Somerset; call 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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