(Schenectady, NY) – Schenectady County announced that it will hold a free electronics recycling
event for residents on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at SUNY Schenectady. During the event residents can
drop off their unwanted or unusable electronics to be turned into components for reuse or recycling.
Recycling e-waste helps keep waste out of landfills and harmful chemicals and metals from leeching
into the environment. Items are separated into their components, which are cleaned and reused if
possible. Components that are not reusable will be recycled into marketable materials, and items that
contain data will be sanitized if possible, or destroyed and shredded.
“Our lives have become so intwined with electronic devices – from cellphones, computers, tablets,
and televisions – that over 50 million tons of electronic waste is produced every year,” said Anthony
Jasenski, Chair of the Schenectady County Legislature. “We’re working to make it easier for
residents to dispose of their unwanted items in a safe and environmentally-friendly way. Recycling
your electronics keeps waste out of the landfill, and reduces manufacturing pollution and the need to
extract valuable natural resources that are needed to create new electronics.”