The Mercer County Improvement Authority (MCIA) will hold its first Electronics Recycling and Document Shredding event of 2015 this Saturday, February 7th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Sun National Bank Center in the City of Trenton[ get directions] .
This is the perfect time to dispose of unwanted computers, monitors, televisions, printers and other electronics. Computers contain a number of materials that should be reused as well as a number of components that are hazardous in a landfill. Laptops can contain small fluorescent lamps in the screen that contains mercury, and may also use lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Additionally, CRT computer monitors contain lead, circuit boards may include mercury, lead and cadmium, as well as batteries made of mercury and mercury switches.
Reusable materials include: plastic, aluminum, copper and gold. Hazardous materials include: mercury, lead and other heavy metals.
This is also an opportunity to safely and securely dispose of sensitive documents. This is one of 2 such events held each year by the MCIA.
Date: this Saturday, February 7th
Time: 9 am – 2 pm
Location: Sun National Bank Center in the City of Trenton [ get directions]
Restrictions: Mercer County residents only (proper identification required)