Sen. Griffo hosting electronics recycling drop-off

Joseph A. Griffo

October 08, 2021

New York State Sen. Joseph Griffo, R-I-C-Rome, announced today that he is partnering with the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority to hold an electronics recycling event on Saturday, Oct. 16. 

The free event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Oneida-Herkimer Recycling Center at 80 Leland Avenue Extension in Utica. The public may drop off electronics such as TVs, computers and other electronics. For a full list of acceptable items, visit www.ohswa.org

Confidata also will be on hand to shred up to three boxes, per car, of confidential documents and the state Department of Environmental Conservation and Oneida County Sewer District will be collecting unused or unwanted prescription medications (no sharps or needles). 

“I would like to thank the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Confidata, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Oneida County Sewer District for partnering with me for this event,” Sen. Griffo said. “I have always been impressed by the number of people who have come out to our recycling events to safely dispose of unwanted items such as old televisions and computers or expired medications, and I am proud to see our community being so mindful of protecting the environment.”  

Previous recycling events hosted by Sen. Griffo have resulted in more than 500,000 lbs. of electronics being recycled. 

Here are the detail’s for Sen. Griffo’s latest e-waste recycling event: 

WHO: State Sen. Joseph Griffo, Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Confidata, the state Department of Environmental Conservation and the Oneida County Sewer District. 

WHAT: The public is invited to drop off electronics like TVs, computers, and other electronics for free and safe disposal; confidential documents to be shredded (up to 3 boxes per vehicle); and old or expired prescription drugs (no sharps or needles).  

WHEN: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 16. 

WHERE: Oneida-Herkimer Recycling Center, 80 Leland Avenue Extension, Utica.  

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