O'Mara to host free electronics recycling event Sept. 17

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

State Senator Tom O’Mara (R,C,I-Big Flats), Chairman of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, is sponsoring a Free Electronics Recycling Event, in partnership with Time Warner Cable and Sunnking Electronics Recycling, in Bath this Saturday, Sept. 17.

The event is scheduled to run from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the parking lot of the former Philips Lighting Company, 7265 Route 54 in Bath.

Area residents can drop off old or unused electronics at no charge.There is no limit on the number of items that can be dropped off.

O’Mara said that proceeds from the event will benefit ProAction of Steuben and Yates, Inc.

“I hope that as many area residents and businesses as possible will take advantage of this free recycling event to conveniently, safely and responsibly discard old electronics. Recycling computer monitors, laptops, televisions, cell phones and other electronics keeps these items out of landfills and lightens our impact on the environment,” O’Mara said. “I’m also grateful to have the opportunity with this event to help support ProAction of Steuben and Yates and their outstanding work and commitment to building stronger communities, individuals and families.”

Items that can be accepted include computers (desktops and laptops), printers, scanners, copiers, fax machines, video game consoles, televisions (CRT, LCD, LED, plasma), cell phones, IT and networking equipment, monitors (CRT, LCD, LED), MP3 players, tablets, and ink and toner cartridges, among many others.

Items that can’t be accepted are CRT (cathode ray tube) tv’s and monitors containing broken glass or missing the outer casings.

Visit sunnking.com for a full list of acceptable and non-acceptable items (http://www.sunnking.com/consumer-business/acceptable-materials/).