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E-waste drop out collected 32 tons of electronic items

More than 32 tons of electronic waste (“e-waste”) was collected at a Sept. 12 recycling event held at the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant.

The county has partnered with the GM Tonawanda Engine Plant on the no-cost collection events for the past eight years, and despite rainy weather this year 454 cars were served at the 4-hour collection event.

The volunteer effort at the event included representatives from each partner agency, helping to unload electronics from over 100 vehicles per hour. Electronic items accepted at the event included computers, printers, monitors, televisions, VCRs, radios, stereo equipment, cell phones, CDROM/floppy discs, digital cameras, scanners, fax machines, DVD players, cable/satellite receivers, circuit boards, and video game systems.