Saturday, May 9, 2009

Home Electronics and Propane Cylinder Recycling Event

Just a reminder, Cayuga County Residents can recycle thier discarded Home Electronics two weeks from today; MAY 30, 2009.

Details from the solid waste web-site:

This spring all residents of Cayuga County and the City of Auburn are invited to participate in the 2009 Home Electronics and Propane Collection Event. The event presents an excellent opportunity to discard materials in a safe manner. Proper disposal protects human health, our community and the environment. The materials collected at this event will be recycled to the fullest extent possible by our contractors.

Date, Time, Place:
Saturday, May 30, 2009.
Running from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Located at the Natural Resource Center, 7413 County House Road, Auburn, next to the jail and nursing home.

$5 fee for each small Freon applicance (air conditioner, dehumidifer, and mini-fridge), TV and computer monitor (limit is 2 TV's)*
All other household electronics are FREE**
Propane tanks accepted for FREE (size limit- 40 pounds)*TV's and computer monitors can contain 6 to 8 pounds of lead in their cathode ray tubes, so they cost more to process. Many computer manufacturers provide recycling services for products purchased from them. However, these services usually cost between $10 and $30.** Floor model copiers are not considered home electronics, but may be accepted at the sponsor´s and contractor´s discretion for $10 each (limit 1).

Acceptable Household Electronics Include:
All computer components
Computer monitors $5 each
TV's (Limit 2) $5 each
DVD players
Desktop and Tabletop Copiers
Stereo systems
Ethernet wires
Game systems (for example Nintendo or Sega systems)
Cell phones

Also accepted will be:
1 pound to 40 pound propane tanks
Hand held cylinders containing such gases as oxygen, MAPP and helium
Small freon appliances such as air conditioners, dehumidifers, and mini-fridges for $5 each (see below for larger freon appliances).

If you have questions about whether or not a specific item will be accepted, or if you are a business and want references for electronics collection and recycling services, please call Irene Holak at 315-255-1183, or email

This event is sponsored by Cayuga County Solid Waste Management Program Office, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County, Cayuga County Department of Planning and Economic Development, and the Cayuga County Soil and Water Conservation District. Funding is provided by the Cayuga County Legislature, NUCOR Steel of Auburn, Inc. and the NYS DEC.

link to the Cayuga County Solid Waste web page:

1 comment:

Rackmount Monitor said...

A lot of useful information in those links, thanks. I feel that it might even be too much for me to “digest” in just one week.