Have you ever wondered what to do with that cordless phone that doesn’t work anymore? Or how about that old computer monitor or mouse that is sitting in the garage? The fax machine you replaced with an All in One unit; where does that get dumped? 75% of discarded electronics end up in landfills each year and the number is increasing. While many states have started to implement laws on the disposal of electronic waste materials much of it is still being thrown away in the trash or incinerated. The potential for chemicals leaching into the ground water or into streams or toxins dispersed in the air are ever more prevalent now that before. Well we have an answer.
April 26th from 1pm – 4pm at the Village Green in Westhampton Beach, the EcoFriends PTO Collective is holding their 6th Annual Earth Day Celebration, and for the first time, offering an Ewaste disposal center courtesy of EcoTech Management.
EcoTech is a Long Island based company that specializes in recycling our old electronic items from TV’s to phones to computers to batteries and more. Check out the list below. If you don’t see something on the list that you really want to get rid of, just call Mike at EcoTech and he will give you an answer on what, where and how to recycle just about anything to do with technology…the man’s a genius!
As for what we will be collecting, or I should say EcoTech will be collecting on April 26th, see the list below. Anything worth recycling money, EcoTech will be writing a check to the EcoFriends PTO Collective so we can bring more environmentally responsible and educational programs to our schools and community. Living at the beach should be as green as we can make it. Thanks EcoTech.
What can you do to help? Well look through the house, the gararage, the shed, under the bed, anywhere you have been stashing the “crap” you want to get rid of and bring it down to the truck that will be parked on Beach Road next to the Village Green, behind the Post Office. There you will find Mike from EcoTech and he will gladly take it off your hands. Also, you can spread the word about the EWaste Program. The more “crap” we collect the better.
Here is a list of the items being collected: If you don’t see something on the list you want to get rid of, simply call (631) 567-2727 to speak with an electronics recycling expert.
- PC Towers / Servers (Complete)
- Laptops (Complete)
- PC Towers/Laptops Incomplete (Multiple parts missing)
- Keyboards, Mice, Printers, Copiers, Fax Machines
- Motherboards/PC Boards
- High Grade Boards
- P4 Motherboards
- Chinese Grade Colored Motherboards
- Hard Drive Boards
- Mid-Grade Boards
- Low-Grade Boards
- Hard Drives
- Power Supplies, with wire
- Power Supplies, without wire
- Laptop Batteries
- Cell Phones (Batteries Removed)
- Wire (depending on copper recovery)
- CD/Floppy Drives
- AC Adapters (Without Wire)
- Heat Sinks (Copper ONLY)
- Heat Sinks (Aluminum ONLY)
- Heat Sinks (Aluminum and Copper NOT sorted)
- Heat Sinks (Aluminum with Copper)