Waste Management and the Lackawanna Valley Conservancy will team up to help the community recycle used electronics on Nov. 17 in Scranton.
Households and businesses with fewer than 50 employees will be able to recycle electronics at Jessee‚??s Place, 426 Bartel St., near the Scranton Cooperative Farmers Market, from 9 a.m. to noon or until a truck trailer is filled with used televisions, computer equipment and almost any other device that plugs in or uses batteries.
The recycling service is being offered free of charge but volunteers from the Lackawanna Valley Conservancy, which is improving and protecting the Lackawanna River watershed, will accept donations to support the conservancy‚??s environmental work.
‚??Waste Management is the nation‚??s leading environmental services provider and will work with the Conservancy to help local residents recycle electronics on November 17,‚?Ě said John Hambrose, company spokesman. ‚??This is a great opportunity for Scranton residents and anyone who can get to our event because in January a new state law will ban the landfill disposal of televisions and computer equipment.‚?Ě
Waste Management will accept for recycling all old televisions and computer equipment, including monitors, laptops, CPUs, printers, scanners, speakers, battery backups and cables, cell phones, VCR‚??s, radios and stereo equipment and most other devices that plugged in or operated on batteries.
Electronics from businesses with more than 50 employees, large household appliances and appliances that contain refrigerants, such as air conditioners and dehumidifiers, will not be accepted.
The Conservancy is a not-for-profit land trust that acquires, protects and improves land in the Lackawanna River watershed. More information about the Conservancy is available through the Web site of its sister organization, the Lackawanna River Corridor Association, at www.lrca.org.
Waste Management and its local hauling company, Northeast PA Hauling Co. of Dunmore, will recycle collected materials through an R2 Certified process that assures that any information that remains on recycled computer equipment is destroyed. R2 Certification also assures the community that the environment and all workers involved in the material‚??s recycling are protected throughout the recycling process.
Additional information about the event is available by contacting the Conservancy at 347.6311 or at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Mr. Hambrose at email@example.com or at 562.1500 ext. 244.