This year's E-waste disposal program was a "great success," collecting almost a dozen tons of unwanted electronics that could have ended up in the landfill and posed a threat to the environment, according to the city.
A total of 313 residents showed up at the Winters Bros. facility on Morris Ave. Sept. 15, dropping off 10.89 tons of electronic material, the city reported.
Items that were collected:
- TV's - 156
- Computer monitors - 84
- Stereo's/VCR's - 115
- Central processing units - 240
- Laptops - 60
- Keyboards - 73
- Cell phones - 150
- Copy machines - 1
- Printers - 44
Started in 2010, the program provides a responsible means of disposal for items that have a low level of biodegradability and which "contain materials that are highly toxic when released into the environment," according to a city press release.
The program ensures they will not end up in a landfill or incinerator, the city said.
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