Hunterdon County to host free electronics waste recycling events
HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – If you are looking to get rid of your old household and handheld electronics, Hunterdon County will be hosting four free electronics waste recycling events that will begin on Saturday, March 11, from 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., at the Route 12 County Complex in Flemington.
If you cannot make it on March 11, subsequent dates for this event will be held on; May 20, September 23, and November 18.
These events will be sponsored by the County of Hunterdon and Newtech Recycling, Inc. Local individuals, families, and businesses are encouraged to bring their unwanted old electronics to be dropped off for responsible recycling.
Commissioner Shaun C. Van Doren, who serves as the liaison for the County Health Department said, “These drop off programs are free of charge to residents and are funded through a state recycling grant. Most importantly, they help keep these waste items from being dumped along the roadside or in open spaces.”
Most household electronic items, along with old cell phones, digital cameras and radios can be dropped off for recycling. Items such as, air conditioners, dehumidifiers and any hazardous wastes will not be accepted. Refer to the Hunterdon County website, under “Electronics Recycling” for a full list of acceptable items.
“This recycling event is a great example of the ongoing commitment by the Commissioner Board to help residents be more environmentally responsible, by offering a convenient opportunity to safely dispose of their old electronics. I congratulate the county staff for their organization of these events, which reduces environmental stresses and overall costs to county taxpayers,” Van Doren said.
For more information on all recycling events, please visit the county’s website or call the Hunterdon County Health Department at 908-788-1351.