e-Recycling event in Ovid on November 9

It’s time to properly get rid of those old computers, game systems and TVs! In recognition of America Recycles Day, 2trg and Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension are sponsoring an e-Waste Recycling Drop-off in Seneca County on Saturday, November 9th. Unwanted household electronics will be collected from 9:00 am to 1 pm at the parking lot of Mark’s Pizzeria in Ovid at the corner of Routes 96/414 and 96A (at the blinking light). A portion of the proceeds will benefit the recycling education efforts of Seneca GR&EEN, (Generating Recycling and Energy Education Now), part of Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H. Similar events in the past have netted nearly 50,000 pounds of electronics.Electronic products are made from valuable resources and materials, including metals, plastics, and glass, all of which require energy to mine and manufacture. Recycling consumer electronics conserves our natural resources and avoids air and water pollution, as well as greenhouse gas emissions that are caused by manufacturing virgin materials. The best way to be sure that these hazardous wastes do not end up in landfills and their components recovered for another use is to drop them off at events such as this. Acceptable electronics include: Cables, CD-ROM drives, cellular phones, circuit boards, computer speakers, CPUs, CRT monitors, docking stations, DVD players, fax machines, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mainframes, mice, microwaves, modems, PDAs, personal copiers, printers, processor chips, scanners, servers, speakers, tape and disc drives, telephones, televisions, terminals, UPS battery back-ups, VCR players, and more! Unacceptable electronics include: Appliances, ballasts, batteries, and light bulbs. A complete list of acceptable items can be found at www.2trg.com or calling 315-759-5120. “We feel that offering these e-recycling events is an important part of our Seneca County recycling education efforts and we have not been in the south end of the county since the Spring of 2012.” said CCE Executive Director Ave Bauder. “America Recycles Day, which occurs on November 15th is a natural tie-in and also gives us a chance to remind everyone in Seneca County about curbside residential recycling. We hope that everyone brings us their unwanted electronics and also redouble their efforts to recycle such things as paper, aluminum, plastic and glass with their blue bins.” Seneca County CCE provides recycling education in the county. A complete list of what can and cannot recycle in Seneca County as well as pick up schedules can be found at www.Senecarecylces.org. County residents can recycle up to 4 blue bins every two weeks through curbside recycling. Seneca Meadows also hosts a recycling drop-off location if people have more.For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo and the telephone number is 315-539-9251.

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