On July 23, AERC Recycling Solutions is hosting two free electronics-recycling collection events at Access Self Storage locations in Lawrenceville and Manalapan, N.J. The free events are open to local residents and small-business owners that have small quantities of electronics to recycle. They will take place 9 a.m. to noon in Manalapan and 1 to 4 p.m. in Lawrenceville.
Acceptable recyclables include printers, scanners, CPUs, laptops, internal computer components, telephones, telecommunication equipment, cameras, radios, modems, pagers, VCRs, DVD players, hand-held games, computer accessories and peripherals, cables, and cords. A complete list of acceptable materials can be found at www.com-cycle.com.
AERC provides a solution for end-of-life electronics by adhering to a “zero waste to landfill” policy on all accepted electronics and completely destroying any data contained on accepted data-storage devices such as hard drives. All accepted items are processed at AERC’s facility in Allentown, Pa. This facility is certified by the National Association for Information Destruction and is in the process of obtaining R2/RIOS Certification, expecting to be listed as a Certified Electronics Recycler in 2011.
All AERC facilities have weekly drop-off hours. Residents in California, Florida, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Texas are welcome to participate. In New Jersey, AERC has also developed a growing network of partnering drop-off locations including facilities such as Access Self Storage.
Access Self Storage has 19 locations in New Jersey and Metro New York.