From a press release:
Residential Electronics Recycling Collection will be held on Saturday, November 6, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the Public Works Facility, 17 Brixton Street. The Residential Electronics Recycling Collection includes computers, monitors, printers, cell phones, TVs, VCRs, copiers, fax machines, radios, stereos, telephones, electric typewriters, answering machines, copiers, pagers, modems, tape players, compact fluorescent light bulbs and nickel cadmium batteries (rechargeable). All information contained on hard drives is erased to the Department of Defense standards. E-Waste material collected is not shipped to third world countries where environmental safe practices are not followed. No appliances (other than microwaves) or Freon-containing equipment will be accepted. Proof of residency will be verified at the event. NO COMMERCIAL ELECTRONICS WILL BE ACCEPTED. For more information, go to http://www.westhartford.org/publicworks/ElectronicsRecycling.html
BULK PAPER SHREDDING: The Connecticut Resources Recovery Authority, Connecticut’s recycling leader, is now offering bulk paper shredding and recycling for residents (NO COMMERCIAL SHREDDING). The November 6th event will take place at The Home Depot on New Park Avenue. CRRA has contracted with Cheshire-based SHRED-IT to provide this service. Residents of participating towns can bring SHRED-IT anything made of paper, especially items that could be used to steal an identity. Plastics must be removed before bringing the paper for recycling.
For electronics recycling, CRRA contracts with Eco International, the nation’s leader in electronics recycling, to keep these items out of the waste stream. At its facility in Vestal, N.Y., Eco dismantles items into raw materials, such as copper, steel, aluminum, glass and plastic, and sells them to firms who turn them into new products. Information about Eco International can be found at http://www.ecointernational.com/about.php .
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