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  • Garbage

  • Bulky Items

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    Christmas Tree

  • Electronic/ Electric

  • Household Waste

  • Other

  • Recycling - Container

  • Recycling - Paper

  • Textiles

  • Yard Waste

  1. Mobile Phone Batteries

    Electronic Waste Verizon & Wireless will donate used cell phones or a portion of proceeds from resale to domestic violence groups.

    Electronic Waste
    Verizon & Wireless will donate used cell phones or a portion of proceeds from resale to domestic violence groups.

    Accepted Materials

    Televisions, computers and other electronic items contain hazardous materials like lead, mercury and cadmium. They pose a threat to the environment if buried in a landfill. Bring them to a drop-off location for chemical recovery and component recycling.

    • Desktop, laptop, portable & tablet computers
    • E-book readers
    • Modems, external drives, zip drives
    • Monitors, keyboards, mice, cameras, microphones
    • Printers, scanners, copiers & multi-function devices
    • Wires, cables, power cords
    • Answering machines & dictating machines
    • Calculators & adding machines
    • Electronic typewriters
    • Fax machines, printers, copiers & multi-function devices
    • Pagers & PDA’s
    • Telephones (corded & cordless)
    • Television, Home Theatre System
    • Receiver, Amplifier, Equalizer, Speaker, Turntable
    • VCR/DVD/Blu-ray Player/Recorder
    • Audio Docking Station
    • Vehicle Radio, Speaker, Player
    • Video Game System/Software
    • Radio, Clock Radio
    • Video & Audio Cassettes, 8-Track
    • CDs, DVDs (Music, Video, Software)

    In addition, many cell phone retailers have drop boxes for unwanted cell phones and cell phone batteries.

    • Digital cameras
    • Digital picture frames
    • Non-digital cameras
    • Security cameras
    • Video cameras
    • Web cameras
    An intro to e-waste: Why it’s a problem

    An intro to e-waste: Why it’s a problem

    Call2Recycle

    Call2Recycle Page

    Recycling Phones Video

    Recycling Phones Video

    Drop Off Locations
    • Household Hazardous Waste Facility 35 Fireman’s Memorial Drive Pomona, NY 10970
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  2. Vehicle Batteries

    Household Hazardous Waste They are not accepted in the garbage or recycling programs. Please bring batteries to a hazardous waste location.

    Household Hazardous Waste
    They are not accepted in the garbage or recycling programs. Please bring batteries to a hazardous waste location.

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  3. Button Batteries

    Household Hazardous Waste NYS & Law bans the disposal of rechargeable batteries in the trash.

    Household Hazardous Waste
    NYS & Law bans the disposal of rechargeable batteries in the trash. It is the consumer's responsibility to dispose of these materials properly.
    Rechargeable batteries must be brought to the HHW & Facility or participating retailers for recycling. For more information visit the website here & or click on the links below.

    What Happens Next?

    How Paper is Recycled

    Windows do not need to be removed from envelopes before recycling. Most window envelopes are made of water-soluble paper fibre instead of plastic. Sticky notes (i.e. Post-it) are also recycled as mixed paper.

    After paper has been picked up for recycling, it is shipped to mills to be mixed with virgin fibre to produce new paper or cardboard.

    How Televeisiions are Recycled

    Here is the process for correctly stripping down and recycling a CRT television or monitor at the recycling facility:

    • First, a worker hand dismantles each television or monitor, separating out the different components.
    • The plastic, wood and copper coil found on the back of the CRT can be sold on the commodities market and turned into new products.
    • The circuit boards go to specialized recyclers that reclaim the gold, platinum and other precious metals.
    • The CRT itself is made up of three parts: the panel (the glass on the front), the funnel (the part behind the glass that narrows to a point) and the frit line, which attaches the two pieces together.
    • The three pieces are carefully separated for recycling.
    • The panel is coated in phosphorous, which must be removed and destroyed as hazardous waste.
    • Once the phosphorous is removed, the panel glass can be used as material in the manufacturing of new televisions.
    • The glass in the funnel can also be reused, mostly in slim-fit CRT TV’s which are now popular in South America and Asia.

    Newer television models create different recycling challenges. Many contain mercury and the screens cannot be reused in new televisions.

    Drop Off Locations
    • Household Hazardous Waste Facility 35 Fireman’s Memorial Drive Pomona, NY 10970
    More...
  4. Household Batteries

    Household Hazardous Waste NYS & Law bans the disposal of rechargeable batteries in the trash.

    Household Hazardous Waste
    NYS & Law bans the disposal of rechargeable batteries in the trash. It is the consumer's responsibility to dispose of these materials properly.
    Rechargeable batteries must be brought to the HHW & Facility or participating retailers for recycling. For more information visit the website here & or click on the links below.

    What Happens Next?

    How Paper is Recycled

    Windows do not need to be removed from envelopes before recycling. Most window envelopes are made of water-soluble paper fibre instead of plastic. Sticky notes (i.e. Post-it) are also recycled as mixed paper.

    After paper has been picked up for recycling, it is shipped to mills to be mixed with virgin fibre to produce new paper or cardboard.

    How Televeisiions are Recycled

    Here is the process for correctly stripping down and recycling a CRT television or monitor at the recycling facility:

    • First, a worker hand dismantles each television or monitor, separating out the different components.
    • The plastic, wood and copper coil found on the back of the CRT can be sold on the commodities market and turned into new products.
    • The circuit boards go to specialized recyclers that reclaim the gold, platinum and other precious metals.
    • The CRT itself is made up of three parts: the panel (the glass on the front), the funnel (the part behind the glass that narrows to a point) and the frit line, which attaches the two pieces together.
    • The three pieces are carefully separated for recycling.
    • The panel is coated in phosphorous, which must be removed and destroyed as hazardous waste.
    • Once the phosphorous is removed, the panel glass can be used as material in the manufacturing of new televisions.
    • The glass in the funnel can also be reused, mostly in slim-fit CRT TV’s which are now popular in South America and Asia.

    Newer television models create different recycling challenges. Many contain mercury and the screens cannot be reused in new televisions.

    Drop Off Locations
    • Household Hazardous Waste Facility 35 Fireman’s Memorial Drive Pomona, NY 10970
    More...
  5. Laptop Batteries

    Household Hazardous Waste NYS & Law bans the disposal of rechargeable batteries in the trash.

    Household Hazardous Waste
    NYS & Law bans the disposal of rechargeable batteries in the trash. It is the consumer's responsibility to dispose of these materials properly.
    Rechargeable batteries must be brought to the HHW & Facility or participating retailers for recycling. For more information visit the website here & or click on the links below.

    What Happens Next?

    How Paper is Recycled

    Windows do not need to be removed from envelopes before recycling. Most window envelopes are made of water-soluble paper fibre instead of plastic. Sticky notes (i.e. Post-it) are also recycled as mixed paper.

    After paper has been picked up for recycling, it is shipped to mills to be mixed with virgin fibre to produce new paper or cardboard.

    How Televeisiions are Recycled

    Here is the process for correctly stripping down and recycling a CRT television or monitor at the recycling facility:

    • First, a worker hand dismantles each television or monitor, separating out the different components.
    • The plastic, wood and copper coil found on the back of the CRT can be sold on the commodities market and turned into new products.
    • The circuit boards go to specialized recyclers that reclaim the gold, platinum and other precious metals.
    • The CRT itself is made up of three parts: the panel (the glass on the front), the funnel (the part behind the glass that narrows to a point) and the frit line, which attaches the two pieces together.
    • The three pieces are carefully separated for recycling.
    • The panel is coated in phosphorous, which must be removed and destroyed as hazardous waste.
    • Once the phosphorous is removed, the panel glass can be used as material in the manufacturing of new televisions.
    • The glass in the funnel can also be reused, mostly in slim-fit CRT TV’s which are now popular in South America and Asia.

    Newer television models create different recycling challenges. Many contain mercury and the screens cannot be reused in new televisions.

    Drop Off Locations
    • Household Hazardous Waste Facility 35 Fireman’s Memorial Drive Pomona, NY 10970
    More...
  6. Rechargeable Batteries

    Household Hazardous Waste NYS & Law bans the disposal of rechargeable batteries in the trash.

    Household Hazardous Waste
    NYS & Law bans the disposal of rechargeable batteries in the trash. It is the consumer's responsibility to dispose of these materials properly.
    Rechargeable batteries must be brought to the HHW & Facility or participating retailers for recycling. For more information visit the website here & or click on the links below.

    What Happens Next?

    How Paper is Recycled

    Windows do not need to be removed from envelopes before recycling. Most window envelopes are made of water-soluble paper fibre instead of plastic. Sticky notes (i.e. Post-it) are also recycled as mixed paper.

    After paper has been picked up for recycling, it is shipped to mills to be mixed with virgin fibre to produce new paper or cardboard.

    How Televeisiions are Recycled

    Here is the process for correctly stripping down and recycling a CRT television or monitor at the recycling facility:

    • First, a worker hand dismantles each television or monitor, separating out the different components.
    • The plastic, wood and copper coil found on the back of the CRT can be sold on the commodities market and turned into new products.
    • The circuit boards go to specialized recyclers that reclaim the gold, platinum and other precious metals.
    • The CRT itself is made up of three parts: the panel (the glass on the front), the funnel (the part behind the glass that narrows to a point) and the frit line, which attaches the two pieces together.
    • The three pieces are carefully separated for recycling.
    • The panel is coated in phosphorous, which must be removed and destroyed as hazardous waste.
    • Once the phosphorous is removed, the panel glass can be used as material in the manufacturing of new televisions.
    • The glass in the funnel can also be reused, mostly in slim-fit CRT TV’s which are now popular in South America and Asia.

    Newer television models create different recycling challenges. Many contain mercury and the screens cannot be reused in new televisions.

    Drop Off Locations
    • Household Hazardous Waste Facility 35 Fireman’s Memorial Drive Pomona, NY 10970
    More...