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Brookhaven Town to Hold Residential E-Waste Drop-Off Events in January

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Brookhaven Town will hold two residential shredding and e-waste drop-off events in January.

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Farmingville, NY – Supervisor Ed Romaine, Councilman Tim Mazzei and Councilwoman Bonner announced this week that Brookhaven Town will hold two residential shredding and e-waste drop-off events in January.

The events, scheduled to be held on Sat., Jan. 11 at Brookhaven Town Hall in Farmingville and Sat., Jan. 18 at Rose Caracappa Senior Center in Mt. Sinai, will give residents the opportunity to recycle their old paper documents and safely dispose of unused electronic devices.

“Many residents will be getting new electronic items for Christmas and we can help them dispose of the old ones in a way that is not harmful to the environment,” said Romaine.

“These events will also give people a chance to clean out their closets, basements and garages to recycle their papers. It’s all part of the Town’s efforts to encourage residents to recycle more in the New Year,” he continued.

Councilman Mazzei agreed that immediately following the holidays is the perfect time to hold a paper shredding and e-waste recycling event and said, “I urge all residents to do their part for the environment by dropping off their old electronics and paper. By participating, they can help make Brookhaven a better place to live.”

The following items will be accepted at the recycling events:

  • TVs
  • VCR & DVD players
  • Computer mice
  • Printers
  • Calculators
  • Hard Drives
  • Electronic typewriters
  • Circuit boards
  • Projectors
  • Camcorders
  • Laptops
  • Power supplies
  • Radios/Stereos
  • Servers
  • Backup batteries
  • PDAs
  • Mainframes
  • Pagers
  • Monitors
  • Routers
  • Telephones
  • Scanners
  • Cell phones
  • Answering machines
  • Hubs
  • Modems
  • Fax machines
  • Keyboards
  • Copiers
  • Cables
  • Gameboys and other hand held electronic toys

Town officials say documents may be brought in boxes or bags and that participants will be able to witness the shredding and secure destruction of their sensitive papers. Documents may remain stapled together, but paper clips and other metal must be removed along with any other impediments such as rubber bands.

Brookhaven Town Hall is located at One Independence Hill in Farmingville and the Rose Caracappa Senior Center is located at 739 Route 25A in Mount Sinai. For more information about recycling visit the Town of Brookhaven website or call 451-TOWN (8696).

Residents can also drop off old electronic devices all year round at the resident e-waste drop-off site at the Brookhaven Town Landfill, Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm and Saturday from 7:00 am to 12:00 noon.

In addition, beginning Jan. 6, residents can dispose of their e-waste at the Manorville Compost Facility, located on Papermill Road in Manorville. Drop off Hours are Mon. through Fri. from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

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[Source: Town of Brookhaven]

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