Electronics Recycling Event

Are you tired of looking at that old computer, television, or appliance that no longer works, but is gathering dust in your basement or garage? Bring your item(s) to the Rochester Town Hall Annex parking lot on Saturday, April 26, where the Rochester Land Trust will join with CRT Recycling of Brocton to collect electronic items and appliances for recycling. CRT will then haul these items to their Brockton facility for sorting for reuse or to be broken down for appropriate recycling of the components. Whichever the outcome, less solid waste will end up in our landfills. Visit http://www.recyclingelectronics.com/ for information on CRT. Also, on that Saturday, we partnered with the Women’s Club for the annual roadside trash pickup. Once you drop off your electronics, get gloves and yellow trash bags, select a road, and pick up roadside trash that has accumulated all year.

The following items will be accepted: CRTs (monitors/televisions), computers, network servers, large office computer equipment, CPU boxes, laptops, printers, fax machines, CD-ROMs, DVD-ROMs, VCRs, audio equipment, video games, disc drives, modems, cards, keyboards, computer mice, electronic wires or plugs, pc speakers, recording, surveillance or camera equipment, digital cameras, cell phones and accessories, LCD products, parts or pieces of computers as well as regulated and non-regulated appliances such as air conditioners, refrigerators, stoves, microwaves, mini-refrigerators and coolers.

There is a $15 charge for televisions, and a $10 charge for monitors. These items require extra care in recycling due to their cathode ray tubes. A video showing part of the process can be seen at www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPx09iB7R04. While there is no charge for other items, the RLT requests a donation of $5 for other electronic items or bag/box of accessories and $10 for appliances and other large items. Funds raised will go toward protecting open space in our community. RLT members will be there from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm to help you unload. For more information, call Norene at 508-763-3628.

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