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Electronic waste drop-off event

Save the date and save your unwanted electronics to donate to Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension’s (SCCCE) electronic waste drop off on Saturday, November 15th.SCCCE and e-Waste Systems are sponsoring an e-Waste Recycling Drop-off to help keep electronics out of the landfill and to raise money to benefit the energy education efforts of Seneca GR&EEN, (Generating Recycling and Energy Education Now), part of Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension 4-H.The best way to be sure that these hazardous wastes do not end up in landfills is to drop them off at an event such as this. Acceptable electronics include:Cables, CD-ROM drives, cellular phones, circuit boards, computer speakers, CPUs, CRT monitors, docking stations, DVD players, fax machines, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mainframes, mice, microwaves, modems, PDAs, personal copiers, printers, processor chips, scanners, servers, speakers, tape and disc drives, telephones, televisions, terminals, UPS battery back-ups, VCR players, and more! Unacceptable electronics include: Appliances, ballasts, batteries, and light bulbs. A complete list of acceptable items can be found at http://www.ewastesystems.com/company/products-we-recycle/ or calling 315-787-0332. Start stockpiling these items in a box or room and alert your friends, neighbors and relatives so they can clean out their junk too! The event will be held at the Seaway (Tops) Plaza on Routes 5 & 20 across from Abigail’s Restaurant in Waterloo from 9AM to 1PM November 15th. All you will need to do that day is pull up, open your trunk or doors and the staff at the site will unload it all for you! What an easy way to help the environment and support a local non-profit. Questions about the event can be asked by calling SCCCE at 315-539-9251. This event comes at the conclusion of America Recycles Week, a perfect time to renew a commitment to reduce, reuse and recycle all of your consumable products. A complete list of what can and cannot recycle in Seneca County as well as pick up schedules can be found at www.Senecarecycles.org. County residents can recycle up to 4 blue bins every two weeks through curbside recycling. Seneca Meadows on Rte. 414 in Waterloo also hosts a recycling drop-off location if people have more.For nearly 100 years, Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension has served the people of the County, putting to practical use the scholarship and research of Cornell University and the national land grant system in the areas of agriculture and food systems sustainability; families, nutrition, health and safety (human ecology); youth development (4-H); environmental and natural resource enhancement; and community and economic vitality. The office is located at 308 Main Street Shop Centre in Waterloo. The web address is www.senecacountycce.org and the telephone number is 315-539-9251.

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