Morton’s 2013 E-Waste Recycling & Shred Event Reminder

Morton_Recycles_E-WasteMORTON’S ELECTRONIC (E-WASTE) RECYCLING & PAPER SHRED EVENT
When: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Time: Electronic Recycling: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Paper Shred: 11:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Morton Borough Hall, 500 Highland Avenue, Morton, PA

We’d like to remind all residents that Morton Borough, in conjunction with Pennsylvania Resources Council and Ecovanta, will be holding an Electronic Recycling and Paper Shred Event for those in our Community on Saturday, September 7th, 2013 (E-waste: 9am to 12pm and Shred: 11am to 1pm).

This is the perfect time to dispose of those items that are not recyclable during our weekly Thursday curbside collections, as well as Shred confidential documents that are no longer needed.  So what is considered as Electronic or E-Waste?  It’s pretty simple, if it has a cord and does not contain Freon (computers, cd players, small printers) and is not a Large appliance, it’s considered E-Waste and can be disposed of at this event.

MortonEWasteEvent20130907_v2Examples of acceptable e-waste items are: Computers / Laptops / Monitors, Computer Mice / Keyboards / Peripherals, CD Players, VCR / DVD Players, Cell Phones / Phones, Small Home Office Copiers / Fax Machines, Printers, TVs / Radios / Stereos, MP3 Players, Electronic Toys and Games, Photo and Video Cameras, Microwave Ovens, Mixed Household Electronics, Loose Batteries etc.

Examples of prohibited items that will NOT be accepted are: Hazardous Wastes / Liquids, Toner Cartridges, Fluorescent Lamps, Common Electrical Appliances (e.g., washers, dryers, stoves, air conditioners, refrigerators, satellite dishes, space heaters).  Items containing Freon and Large Appliances will NOT be accepted.

As a general safety precaution, you should always make sure information in data storage devices, such as computers, smart phones, copiers, etc., is completely removed prior to donation or recycling.

If you need assistance removing large or unusually sized items, contact the Borough directly at 610-543-4565 or via email at web@mortonpa.org no later than Thursday, Sept. 5th and we will assist you with the items removal.

We still need volunteers for this event, so if you’d like to help out send us an email at web@mortonpa.org with your contact info such as your name and phone number, etc

Download the PDF version of our event flyer here or click on the image above for an larger version.