Ranzenhofer to offer free electronics recycling


    Green practice stops hazardous e-waste from going to a landfill

    State Senator Mike Ranzenhofer will offer residents an opportunity to recycle old electronics at a free drop-off event on Saturday, May 10th from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road.

    Senator Ranzenhofer is committed to using green practices to positively impact the environment.

    “Too many pounds of electronics are dumped in landfills each year, instead of being properly recycled.  That is why I am sponsoring an e-recycling event so that residents can properly dispose of their old, unwanted electronics,” said Ranzenhofer.  “I encourage residents to drop off computers, televisions, cell phones and much more next Saturday so that we can do our part to keep our landfills free of hazardous e-waste!”

    Senator Ranzenhofer’s E-Recycling event is in conjunction with Sunnking Electronics Recycling and Time Warner Cable.

    “We are happy to partner with Senator Ranzenhofer on such an important event in the Western New York community,” said Mark Fitchett, Area Vice President of Operations for Time Warner Cable. “Technology has taken on such an important role in our lives and we need to be mindful of the environment as we dispose of unwanted electronics.”

    The following items will be accepted to recycle:

    • Televisions (CRT, LCD, LED, Plasma, 3D)
    • Computers (Desktops & Laptops)
    • Computer Monitors (CRT, LCD, LED)
    • Printers (Ink or Toner)
    • Ink/Toner Cartridges
    • Telephones, Cell Phones & Chargers
    • Answering Machines
    • Tablets
    • MP3 Players
    • Copiers/Fax Machines
    • Scanners
    • Radios/CD Players
    • Circuit Boards
    • Typewriters
    • GPS Units
    • Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips
    • Microwave Ovens (Non-PCB)
    • Keyboards, Webcams, Speakers
    • Storage Devices (External Hard Drives, Solid State Drives, SD Cards, Memory Cards, Card Readers)
    • Rechargeable Dry Cell Batteries (Nickel Cadmium – NiCad, Nickel Metal Hydride, NiMH, Lithium Ion – Li-ion)



    The following items cannot be accepted:

    • Any device containing liquid mercury (thermostats, switches, medical devices, thermometers)
    • Freon containing materials (Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, De-Humidifiers)
    • CRTs (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs & Monitors Containing Broken Glass
    • Bare CRTs (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs & Monitors that do not contain the outer casing
    • Household Hazardous Waste Materials
    • Yard Equipment
    • CDs, DVDs, VHS Tapes, Cassette Tapes
    • Gas-Powered Equipment
    • Items Leaking Fluid
    • Radioactive Materials
    • PCB Containing Materials
    • Large Appliances (Stoves, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers)
    • Dry Cell Batteries (Absolyte, Alkaline, Mercury, Zinc Air With Mercury, Lithium Primary, Lithium Thionyl Chloride, Button Cells, Lead Acid Gel)
    • West Cell Batteries (Zinc Air, Zinc Air with Mercury, Nickel Iron, Nickel Cadmium)


    Visit http://www.sunnking.com/consumer-business/acceptable-materials/ for the most up-to-date list of acceptable materials.  Residents can contact Senator Ranzenhofer’s District Office at (716) 631-8695 for more information. 

    Part of the proceeds will benefit the Amherst Youth Consortium and Clarence Youth Bureau.