This is a press release from Essex County. Press releases are official statements that have not been independently verified.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. encourages Essex County residents to participate in the Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day, sponsored by the County of Essex and the Essex County Utilities Authority. The event was expanded to two days because it was cancelled in the spring due to the Coronavirus pandemic. It will be held as follows:

Dates and Times: Friday, October 16 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Saturday, October 17 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Place: Essex County Public Works Department
99 West Bradford Avenue
Cedar Grove, NJ

“Recycling computer hardware and electronic devices helps remove lead and other dangerous chemicals from our waste stream, which is important for us and our children. With your participation, we can do our part to protect the environment,” DiVincenzo said. “Our collection days are very popular and I am glad our residents understand the importance of recycling. I encourage everyone to participate in our fall Computer and Electronics Recycling Day,” he added.

Items being accepted at the Computer and Electronics Recycling Day are computers, monitors, printers, fax machines, scanners, telecom equipment, speakers, televisions, keyboards, main frames, VCRs, stereos, DVD players, toasters, irons and cellular telephones. Not being accepted are smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms.

Under DiVincenzo’s leadership, the County’s collection program has been expanded to include household hazardous waste, old computers and electronic equipment, used tires and paper shredding.

The Essex County Computer and Electronics Recycling Day is for Essex County residents only. Residents are not charged when they bring materials, but they must provide proof of residency at the site. Commercial businesses may not drop off materials. For more information, please call the Essex County Utilities Authority at 973-792-9060 or visit www.ecuanj.com.