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Recycle unsafe chemicals, used electronics on March 30

Post Date:03/13/2019 11:48 AM
TRENTON—The Mercer County Improvement Authority will host a Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Day on Saturday, March 30, for County residents who would like to recycle common residential chemical wastes or used electronics.

The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the John T. Dempster Fire School at 350 Lawrence Station Road in Lawrence, rain or shine. While no registration is necessary, the event is open to Mercer County residents only, and attendees will need to show proof of residency, such as a driver’s license. No commercial or industrial waste will be accepted. For more information, click here.

The Electronic Waste Management Act, which took effect in 2011, bans disposal of televisions and all personal or portable computers – including desktop, notebook and laptop computers, as well as computer monitors – in the regular waste stream. These items must be recycled, and County residents can do so March 30 at the Dempster facility.

Acceptable chemicals and hazardous waste items include: aerosol cans, used motor oil, lead acid batteries, kerosene, propane gas tanks, pesticides and herbicides, fertilizer, car batteries, rechargeable batteries, paint thinner, oil-based paint, stains and varnishes, gasoline, anti-freeze, driveway sealer, insect repellents, mercury and fluorescent, halogen and CFL bulbs, fire extinguishers, surge plugs and car flares.

Acceptable used electronic items include: computers, laptops, mainframes/servers, cables/wiring, copiers, fax machines, monitors, keyboards, mice, stereo/video equipment, cell phones, telephones, speakers, toner cartridges, typewriters, printers, scanners, controllers, lab/test equipment, miscellaneous steel/plastic/residue, televisions, laptop batteries and APC/UPS.

Additional Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Disposal Days in 2019 are planned for June 29 and Sept. 28. For more information, call (609) 278-8086 or visit the MCIA website.
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