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Residents can Dispose of Unwanted Electronics This Month

County sponsoring computer and electronics recycling event Nov. 18 and 19.

Residents can dispose of old computers and other electronics Nov. 18 and 19 at the Passaic County Para-Transit Facility behind .

The Passaic County Office of Solid Waste and Recycling Programs (SWRP) are sponsoring the two-day long event.

The event will be held 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., rain or shine, both days. The facility is located at 1310 Route 23 North.

Items that may be dropped off include: all types of computers and electronic systems, computer monitors, hard drives, printers, keyboards, modems, telephones, copiers, compact disc players, cell phones, stereo systems, televisions, radios, and fax machines.

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

"By recycling unwanted computers and electronic equipment, we will keep out of our diminishing landfills and keep toxics such as lead, mercury, and cadmium from entering our groundwater,” said SWRP manager Nina Seiden. “As of Jan. 1, that’s the law.”

The program is free for residents. Businesses wanting to participate must pre-register by calling 973-305-5738.

beebopalex November 10, 2011 at 03:16 AM
EXCELLENT! Be sure to share this with friends so we can slow down the growth of landfills!
Don November 12, 2011 at 05:03 AM
Sure, money grows on trees.. NOT. Lots of poor and even smart rich people might be able to USE those old computers or combine the parts (since most computer parts are *completely interchangeable* imagine that..) to make in 15 minutes fully functioning working computers for free. (Note, a Phllips screwdriver is required) Its wasteful to throw away fully functional computers and buy new ones with more bloat just because they caught a virus! Just install Linux on them and the chances are good that they will run twice as fast as they did before, never need rebooting, and give you access to an astronomical amount of free and open source (FOSS) software that could jet-start you or your children's career in one of the only areas of the economy that is STILL GROWING, Linux. NASA uses Linux extensively. NASA's Linux computers are already doing heavy lifting in hundreds of applications in space. Windows Users, you can enjoy computing again. Escape with the penguin. Preview a great and valuable subset of FOSS software (the smallish portion that also runs on Windows) at http://www.theopendisc.com/ ) Try out a few Linux flavors, download .isos as well as bootable LiveCDs and DVDs you can run without touching your Windows install to try at http://distrowatch.com/

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