New York State Assemblyman Al Stirpe (127th District) is hosting an electronics recycling event on Saturday, June 21, at the Great Northern Mall in Clay. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., with American Red Cross volunteers on hand to collect and dispose of the electronics.
Many electronic items contain hazardous materials that can cause damage to ecosystems, water supplies, and landfills if not disposed of properly. Assemblyman Stirpe has organized this e-waste recycling initiative with the hope that people will be more environmentally conscious when getting rid of old electronics. The event will provide a place for the public to drop off unwanted electronics and ensure that they are properly recycled.
Assemblyman Stirpe has joined with Sunnking, an electronics recycling facility registered with the Department of Environmental Conservation, for this event. Sunnking workers will be available to oversee the handling of materials and ensure that they are safely and responsibly recycled.
Accepted materials include televisions, cell phones, computers, monitors, CPU keyboards and mice printers, fax machines, and many other items. Other items such as large appliances (stoves, refrigerators, and washing machines), batteries and fluorescent lamps are not accepted. For a full list of what will and will not be accepted, visit Assemblyman Stirpe's website.
The event at the Great Northern Mall is a follow-up to a successful e-waste recycling event held at the Fayetteville Towne Center May 17. Assemblyman Stirpe has made it clear that environmental awareness is important to him, and continues to provide new ways for the public to help in maintaining a healthy, sustainable New York State.