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County Hosts E-Waste Collection Day Saturday

The event provides county residents with the opportunity to dispose of televisions, computers and other material no longer considered solid waste.

Many products, including televisions and computers, are now longer considered solid waste. They are considered e-waste and are no longer to be disposed of by being put curbside with the rest of the trash.

The Camden County Freeholder Board will host an E-waste Collection Day on Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Pennsauken Landfill, located at 9600 River Road in Pennsauken Township.

“With such rapid advancements in technology, I’m sure there are residents out there with electronics piling up,” Freeholder Jeff Nash, liaison to the PCFA, said.  “When you upgrade and replace your old electronics with new ones, drop them off to be recycled free of charge.”

Camden County residents are also invited to drop off their outdated and unwanted electronics at the facility during the PCFA’s normal business hours  Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Items will be collected at no charge, including: computers, keyboards, VCRs, scanners, DVD players, tape players, monitors, stereo equipment, typewriters, printers, TVs, laptops, modems, telecommunication equipment, radios, fax machines, answering machines and telephones.

“Since state law prohibits municipalities from picking up these items in the curbside trash, this is the perfect opportunity for residents to properly dispose of unwanted televisions and computer equipment,” Nash said. “Recycling these items will prevent harmful materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium and chromium from being released into the environment.

For more information on recycling and the environment, contact the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs at (856) 858-5241.

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