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County Of Bucks To Assist With Electronic Recycling Collection Event Saturday, Sept 12 In New Hope Borough

August 31, 2015

The County of Bucks will join the New Hope-Solebury School District and Vintage Tech Recyclers to conduct an electronic collection event on Saturday, September 12, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the New Hope-Solebury High School, 182 West Bridge Street, New Hope, PA 18938.

 

Vintage Tech Recyclers is a state permitted and fully licensed, bonded and insured e-waste company that will ensure the electronics that are recycled are handled correctly. The company focuses on data security and green initiatives.

 

Due to a combination of factors, the County of Bucks and neighboring southeastern Pennsylvania counties are unable to hold their annual electronic collection events this year. A change in the laws regulating electronic disposal, the inability to secure a qualified contractor, the lack of recycling processors for older tube televisions, and a drop in the scrap value of electronic components have all contributed to ending the collection program this year. The County is pleased to be able to offer this collection event for residents through a partnership with the New Hope-Solebury School District and Vintage Tech Recyclers.

 

All computers, and other household electronics, contain hazardous materials. Lead, mercury and zinc are just a few examples. These materials are toxic, and exposure to hazardous chemical compounds places both residents and the environment at risk for serious health problems now while impacting future generations. In addition, anyone who discards e-waste improperly or places the items in the regular trash is breaking the law.

 

Cell phones, computers, laptops, televisions, radios, wires, cables, CDs, video games, microwaves and other household electronics WILL be accepted. Items with Freon (air conditioners, refrigerators) are among the items that CANNOT be accepted. No household hazardous chemicals or paints will be accepted. Please see the County website for additional information on eligible collection items.

 

The program is for residents only; no material will be accepted from businesses, industry or institutions. For questions about this event, please contact Art Feltes, recycling coordinator for the County of Bucks, at 215-345-3414 or by cellphone at 484-213-4833.

 

The County is working to coordinate one last electronic recycling event in Quakertown in October or November. Details will be released when approved and available.