E-Waste Collection to resume on February 15 in Gloucester County
(South Harrison Twp., NJ) – After a year-long hiatus from collecting E-Waste from residents in Gloucester County, Freeholder Director Robert M. Damminger is pleased to report that Governor Christy finally signed E-waste Bill S981 into Law on January 9, 2017. This revised Law can now address the collection problems many counties and towns have been experiencing these last few years.
Director Damminger said, "Gloucester County will resume its E-Waste Recycling Program on February 15. The Office of Recycling has been able to secure a free and convenient contract with a vendor to collect and recycle all of the E-Waste collected at the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex in South Harrison at no charge to the residents or the County."
Damminger said that the protocols for the County E-Waste Program would be similar to the past. County residents will be able to once again bring their old, unwanted computer monitors, towers, laptops, tablets, printers, scanners, and other computer related items such as wires, keyboards and speakers for recycling. Many other types of electronics will be accepted such as stereos, videocassette recorders, DVD players, fax machines, electric typewriters, tabletop copiers, and televisions for recycling. “These items, that can become dangerous to the environment if not handled correctly, will be properly recycled and safely kept out of the waste stream,” stated Damminger.
Please note that this program does not include small appliances such as microwaves, toasters, blenders, mixers, vacuums, etc. If residents have any questions, they may call the office in advance if they are unsure if an item can be recycled.
Beginning February 15, 2017, County residents may bring their E-Waste to the Gloucester County Solid Waste Complex located at 493 Monroeville Rd. (Route 694) in South Harrison Township, Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 3 p.m. This program is for Gloucester County residents only and no commercial businesses will be accepted.
For more details contact the Office of Recycling at (856) 478-6045.