Electronics recycling is at a record-high in Oneida and Herkimer Counties.

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority began offering a free drop-off program for electronics recycling in 2003.

Since then,the Authority has recycled more than 8 million pounds of electronic waste.

The Authority has already collected over 1 million pounds of electronic waste this year, including computers, televisions, and other small electronic equipment.

Residents and businesses may deliver unwanted electronic waste such as computers, computer components, televisions, and other electronic devices to the Authority’s EcoDrop Utica and EcoDrop Rome year-round, at no charge.  Businesses must schedule an appointment prior to delivery by calling (315) 733-1224.

“Electronics contain many valuable and recoverable materials. To conserve natural resources and energy needed to produce new electronic equipment from virgin resources, electronic equipment can be refurbished, reused and recycled instead of being landfilled,” said Authority Superintendent of Waste Collection Bill Schrader. “We have the residents and businesses who utilize the electronics drop-off program to thank for the program’s success.”

For more information on electronics recycling and for a full list of electronic waste accepted by the Authority, please visit www.ohswa.org.

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