Electronics recycling to benefit food pantry


Westborough large web iconWestborough – Ethically recycle your old A/C units, appliances, and office equipment and help needy local families at the same time Saturday, Nov. 23, from 1 – 4 p.m. in the parking lot of the First United Methodist Church, 120 W. Main St. A share of the proceeds will benefit the Project Just Because Food Pantry. All are welcome and the event will be held rain, snow, or shine. This event is a production of Ethical Electronics Recycling; nothing collected will be tipped into landfills, incinerated as solid waste, or dumped in the developing world. To learn more, visit www.EthicalElectronicsRecycling.com.


$25 EACH: air conditioners, dehumidifiers, refrigerators, freezers, wine chillers, water coolers, ice makers, refrigerated vending machines, and any other appliance that contains refrigerant chemicals (like Freon). Refrigerants will be removed from all collected items by certified contractors in accordance with federal environmental regulations.

$20 EACH: Stoves, washers, dryers, water heaters, UPS back-ups/batteries, large printers, large copiers, large scanners, microwave ovens, humidifiers, heaters, filing cabinets, chairs, tables, desks, ATM machines (decommissioned), and non-refrigerated vending machines.

$10 EACH: Small printers, small copiers, small scanners, small fax machines, stereo speakers, radios and radio equipment, CD players, DVD players, Blu-Ray players, VCRs, digital, slide, and overhead projectors, typewriters, fans, vacuum cleaners, power tools, and small containers of household batteries.

$5 EACH: Still and video cameras and lenses, game systems and games, toasters, blenders, mixers, coffeemakers, popcorn poppers, and small kitchen appliances.

$5 PER SMALL CONTAINER: Computer parts and peripherals like matrix switches, multiplexers, docking stations, modems, keyboards, mice, routers, circuit boards, power supplies, hard drives, memory, cables, cords, wires, small computer speakers. Also CDs, DVDs, videotapes, cassette tapes, 8-track tapes, reel-to-reel tapes, remotes, personal MP3 and CD players, answering machines, pagers, tape recorders, USB media, zip disks, DLT tapes, and floppy diskettes.

FREE: Cell phones, Smartphones, E-Readers, tablets, PDAs, laptop computers, desktop computer cases/towers (except those with built-in or integral screens), servers, ink and toner cartridges.

NOT ACCEPTED: TVs, monitors, bulbs, smoke detectors, thermostats, thermometers, or hazardous materials.

Recycling fees are payable by cash, check, MasterCard, or VISA. Discounts are available for seniors and teachers who recycle $25 or more worth of materials.

For questions, pick up, or help transport large items, contact Christopher 617-233-4120 or [email protected].

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