Wanted: Old electronics and fluorescent bulbs

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – The Erie County Department of Environment & Planning is partnering with the Town of Tonawanda plant and Sunnking Electronics Recycling for an electronics recycling event Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

In addition to electronic devices such as computer monitors, keyboards, cell phones and VCRs, the county will also be accepting fluorescent tube light bulbs outside the GM Powertrain plant on River Road.

“This year, for the first time, we added standard fluorescent tube bulbs to the items collected due to an increase in inquiries from residents regarding how to properly recycle this item, as many people are aware of the presence of mercury in each bulb and want to keep that out of the trash,” said Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz.

Reservations are required for anyone dropping off fluorescent light bulbs. To make an appointment, call 858-4715.

Air conditioners, dehumidifiers and household appliances will not be accepted.

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