East Windsor Township will be holding a Recycling Day this month and all residents are encouraged to participate.The Township event will take place between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Windsor Township Senior Center, which is located at 40 Lanning Boulevard, on Saturday, Sept. 28. This event is sponsored by Mayor Janice Mironov and Council Members in conjunction with the East Windsor Clean Communities Committee.
Free document shredding will be available to East Windsor residents to dispose of unwanted and unneeded documents. There is a limit of ten boxes per household, and the service is limited to East Windsor residents. No commercial entities are permitted.
“This is a great opportunity for Township residents to dispose of old or confidential documents in a secure manner," Mironov said. "Document shredding provides a non-recoverable tool for providing confidentiality and protecting against identify theft.”
The Township will also be accepting used computers and computer equipment for disposal in a “green” manner on Recycling Day. Residents can drop-off any desktop or laptop computers, monitors, printers, scanners, hard drives (external or internal), keyboards, mice, speakers, cords and cables, ink and toner cartridges and software. Individuals are responsible for removing data from hard drives and other storage media before donating them. Residents also can drop off computer equipment Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding holidays, at the Township public works facility located at the corner of Ward Street and Etra Road.Residents also will be able to drop off and dispose of cell phones and toner cartridges, as well as fluorescent bulbs.
The East Windsor Lions Club will be on-site collecting used eye glasses, which are cleaned and distributed for use to those in need.
The Rescue Mission of Trenton will have trucks on-site to collect clothing, shoes, blankets, housewares (plates, mugs and related items), working appliances and household electronics. Clothing should be brought in plastic bags. Charitable donation receipts will be provided.
“We are committed to recycling in East Windsor Township and thereby reducing the Township’s solid waste costs, while helping to preserve a greener environment," the mayor said. “This is an environmentally positive and convenient opportunity for residents to dispose of unneeded items at no cost, to help support worthwhile area groups and efforts, while helping the Township reduce landfill costs and preserve the environment.”
For further information regarding the event, contact 443-4000, ext. 215.