A new recycling initiative, starting May 1, allows residents to drop off unwanted electronics, including radios, refrigerators, computers, TVs and microwaves, to the Public Works building on Ward Street, near Etra Road, according to a news release. Other appliances accepted include toasters, air conditioners, DVDs, VCRs, electronic games, copiers, fax machines, tape recorders and answering machines.
Public Works is open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
“The new Township recycling initiative is a win for everyone," Mayor Janice Mironov said in the release. "Residents are able to recycle electronics easier and more conveniently, while the Township generates revenue and reduces trash disposal costs. All residents are urged to take advantage of this free service.”
Almost anything with a plug or battery will be accepted, which is a change from the Township only accepting TV and computer equipment, the release said. Before this initiative residents had to discard electronics at disposal-specific events in Trenton.
“The new municipalelectronics waste recycling initiative will actually generate revenue by recycling the electronics waste, while also reducing the costs of these items by removing them from the regular solid waste collection stream," Mironov said. "The Township will receive more recycling credits from the State for additional recycled materials, which translates into anincreased annual Recycling Tonnage Grant awarded by the State. Furthermore, removing these items, many of which are also bulky and heavy, from the waste stream reduces costly tipping disposal fees and Township personnel costs.”
All East Windsor residents can take advantage of this service, and it will not change the "white goods" collection, the release said.