November 15, 2007
Oswego County Expands Battery and Electronics Recycling Program
Oswego County residents can now recycle old computers and monitors, fax machines, cell phones, televisions, microwave ovens and similar electronic equipment, in addition to household batteries, at the county's solid waste transfer stations and recycling drop-off centers.
Household batteries, televisions, and other electronics can no longer be discarded in trash. Residents and businesses are instructed to bring them to the transfer stations where they will be processed for recycling. The items will be dismantled and components will be re-used if they are still functional, or recycled if they are no longer functional.
The following types of household batteries are recycled at all solid waste transfer stations: Ni-cad, AAA, AA, C, D, 6-volt, 9-volt, and button batteries.
Electronic equipment is also recyclable and should not be placed in the trash. These items include computers, monitors, terminals, wiring and cabling, typewriters, fax machines, microwaves, printers, cell phones, circuit boards, electronic scrap, computer accessories, telecom equipment, video game systems, televisions, and audio/visual equipment.
Kitchen appliances, and small appliances like toasters and curling irons, are not considered to be electronics but can be recycled as scrap metal. Residents should bring them to the transfer station and ask the attendant for scrap recycling instructions.
Oswego County transfer stations are located at:
Transfer stations are open Tuesday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon. Weigh scales and sticker/punch card sales close ½- hour before the transfer stations close.
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