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City: E-Waste Program a Success

Glen Cove recycling program collected nearly 11 tons of old electronics.

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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