Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Spring Electronics Recycling Day Scheduled

Recently, Rensselaer County Legislature Chairman Martin Reid and Legislator Alex Shannon announced that the county legislature will once again be joint sponsors of their 4th Annual Spring Electronics Recycling Day with Troy Business e-Lot.

The event is this coming Saturday, April 10 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the upper parking lot of the Rensselaer County Office Building, located at 1600 7th Avenue in downtown Troy. Residents can drop appliances and electronics for free. There will be a $50 charge each for televisions and a charge of $5 each for computer monitors. No wood console televisions will be accepted. While residents are able to bring appliances that contain freon to the recycling event, they will asked to deposit the appliances in dumpsters themselves due to liability concerns. Motorists attending the event are asked to enter the upper parking lot via Congress Street. During each of the previous three electronics recycling days, more than 300 residents participated, with everything from computers to refrigerators, stereos and VCRs.

The event is organized by the county Environmental Management Council, which is an office of the County Legislature. For more questions regarding the event, please call the EMC at 270-2888.

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