The holidays are a time when people make a lot of big purchases: New computers, new cell phones, new tablets, new televisions, new DVD players. Which leaves you with following question: How to dispose of your old one?
A state law passed in 2011 requires all electronics to be recycled instead of thrown away with the regular garbage. This includes, but is not limited to the following:
- keyboards and computer mice
- computer main frames
- VCR and DVD players
- computer monitors
- fax machines
- telecommunications equipment
Chatham Borough has scheduled electronics recycling for the first three Saturdays in January. To recycle your electronics, bring the above items to the Chatham Borough Recycling Center at 90 Summit Ave. from 9 a.m. to noon on Jan. 5, 12 and 19.
Under the law, manufacturers and vendors of electronics are required to accept the items for recycling. Should you miss these recycling days, bring your electronics to any Radio Shack, Staples or Best Buy. Most of these stores also offer a trade-in value or gift card.