Local and Regional Electronics Recycling Events Coming Up

Recycle your electronicsIf you’re like us, you probably have some old electronics laying around that you don’t know what to do with: a broken DVD player, an old radio missing a few tubes, or maybe a computer monitor that would cost more to fix than replace. If this sounds like you, here’s some news you can use.

Tunxis Recycling announces its last regional electronics recycling event of the year, slated to be held tomorrow, June 9th, from 9am to 2pm in the General Electric parking lot in Plainville, located at Route 10 & 41 Woodford Avenue.

Residents of Berlin, Burlington, Bristol, Meriden, New Britain, Plainville, Plymouth, Prospect, Southington and Wolcott can drop off any unwanted or broken electronic items, including:

  • Computers (desktop and laptop)
  • Monitors (CRT)
  • Printers
  • Televisions
  • Keyboards
  • Mice (the computer kind!)
  • Modems
  • Telephones
  • VCR/DVD/CD players
  • iPods
  • Rechargeable batteries
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)
Items that CANNOT be accepted include:
  • Liquids
  • Copy machines
  • Fax machines
  • Mainframe computers
  • Radios
  • Microwaves
  • Smoke detectors
  • Light fixtures, lamps or bulbs
  • Air conditioners or anything containing Freon
  • Home alarm systems
  • Thermostats
  • Home appliances
  • Business or industrial material
There is no charge for this recycling, but proof of residency will be required. For more information please call 860-585-0419 or 860-225-9811, or go to http://wwwtunxisrecycling.org.
Wallingford residents are reminded that the next free recycling event for residents is also scheduled for the same day, June 9th, from 8am to 4pm at the Town Recycling Center located at 157 John Street. Accepted items are the same as above, except Wallingford will accept fax machines and radios/stereos. Each household is limited to dropping off seven (7) items per visit. Here are the dates for electronic recycling for the remainder of 2012:
Recycling Electronics
June 9
July 14
August 11
September 8
October 13
November 10
December 8


For more information please call the Wallingford Program Planning Office at (203) 294-2060.

So, get those old, broken down pieces of electronics out of the house now, before they all get together and create a REAL Skynet and take over the world!

Just kidding.




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