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, April 23 in celebration of Earth Day.
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).
“It’s always impressive to see so many members of the community take advantage of the opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted electronics, medications and papers at recycling events I have hosted over the years,” Sen. Griffo said. “I 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 year’s event.”
Previous recycling events hosted by Sen. Griffo have resulted in more than 500,000 lbs. of electronics being recycled.
Here are the details 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, April 23.
WHERE: Oneida-Herkimer Recycling Center, 80 Leland Avenue Extension, Utica.