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eCycling Comes to Lindenwold: Computer Recycling Collection Event March 22

Release Date: 3/12/2003
Contact Information: Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

Bonnie Smith, 215-814-5543

PHILADELPHIA - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will offer a number of special eCycling (electronics recycling) collection events for residents and especially local, state, and federal government employees who live and work in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas to encourage them to recycle and reuse their privately-owned computers and other consumer electronics.

“I want to encourage residents, and especially government employees, to recycle their outdated personal computers and electronic equipment. This eCycling collection event in Lindenwold is a the perfect opportunity to start a new life for the electronics that have been collecting dust in your basement or garage,” said Donald S. Welsh, mid-Atlantic regional administrator.

These special eCycling events will take place in Bucks County, Pa.; Camden County, N.J.; Montgomery County, Md.; and Arlington County, Va., and will be open to all residents of these counties. These events will not accept electronics from government agencies, organizations, or businesses.

The first event will be held at the Camden County Public Works Complex on Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. at 2311 Egg Harbor Road, Lindenwold, New Jersey.

If you’ve purchased or received new electronic equipment recently, and if you would like to dispose of your old or outdated electronics (computers, monitors, printers, scanners, keyboards, mouses, modems, laptops, typewriters, fax and answering machines, phones, VCRs, radios, stereos, and tape players) consider recycling your equipment (at no charge) by dropping it off at this collection event. All electronics will be refurbished or sent on for recycling.

eCycling is the nation’s first-of-a-kind collaboration among the U.S. EPA, state environmental agencies, and the electronics industry to collect, reuse and recycle old computer equipment, televisions, and other electronics.

eCycling keeps dangerous materials such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and chromium from possibly harming the environment and saves precious landfill space.

Since October of 2001, eCycling has already collected more than 2,700 tons of electronics from residents in the mid-Atlantic states and has prevented more than 22,000 cathode ray tubes (CRTs) from going into landfills and incinerators.

Government and industry will share the cost to collect, transport, and process the equipment collected during these special eCycling events. Electronics manufacturers Panasonic, Sharp, and Sony will pay to recycle their respective brands of electronics that are collected during these events.

For more information about this collection event, call Brian Constantino of the Camden County Division of Environmental Affairs at 856-858-5241or go to the EPA website at: