Ewaste

BUCKS COUNTY >> Ah, spring. Warmer breezes, blooming flowers, outdoor activities and everyone’s favorite activity - spring cleaning.

But thanks to Bucks County, eWaste Experts, the Council Rock School District and Environmental Advisory Councils in Lower Makefield, Upper Makefield, Yardley Borough and Newtown Borough, collection drives are promising to make this year’s job a little easier.

Three collection events are scheduled in the Yardley-Newtown-Northampton areas in May, two specifically for E-waste and the third for hazardous waste. So mark your calendars and start setting items aside so you're ready for the upcoming collection events.

The first collection, an E-Waste Drive, takes place Saturday, May 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the William Penn Middle School, 1524 Derbyshire Road, Yardley 19067.

The event will accept all electronic items such as cell phones, personal computers, Laptops, Printers, Wires, Video Games, Televisions, and much more.

E-Waste Experts, which will be conducting the drive, will not be accepting items containing freon (i.e. refrigerators and AC units), non-rechargeable batteries and smoke detectors. And there will be a $30 (cash only) charge per item for televisions and monitors. LCD/LED are exempt.

The event is sponsored by the EACs of Lower Makefield, Yardley Borough, Newtown Borough and Upper Makefield, along with E-Waste Experts, Inc. For additional information, call 1-877-DATA-ZAP (1-877-328-2927) or visit www.ewasteexperts.com

Bucks County will kick of its 2019 Household Hazardous Waste Collection campaign with a collection event on May 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bucks County Community College, 275 Swamp Road, Newtown 18940.

Residents can bring up to 25 gallons or 220 pounds of hazardous products, which carry cautionary words on the label like Danger, Warning, or Caution. Other words or phrases that can signal hazardous products include: poisonous, hazardous, combustible, flammable, corrosive, volatile, caustic, irritant, explosive, toxic, use with adequate ventilation, or avoid inhaling.

The following items will be accepted: Pesticides (Chlordane, DDT, Malathion, Sevin and Rodent Poison); Flammables (Aerosols, Gas/Oil Mixture, Gasoline, Heating/Motor Oil, Kerosene, Oil-based Paint, Paint Thinner and Spot Remover); Caustics (Ammonia-based Cleaners, Degreasers, Drain Cleaner, Household Lye, Metal Cleaner and Oven Cleaner); Fire Extinguishers Toxics (Antifreeze, CFLs - fluorescent bulbs, Mercury, Photographic Chemicals, Pool Chemicals, Rust/Paint Remover and Weed Killer); Batteries (Button Batteries, Lithium Batteries and Re-Chargeable Batteries); Lead-Acid Batteries (Car, Marine, Motorcycle, Truck); and Propane Tanks (Mini Propane Tanks Only of two pounds or less).

What you can’t bring: electronics (TVs, Computers, Cell Phones and Any Corded Devices); LATEX PAINT (Non-Hazardous WasteWater-based; Appliances (with or without Freon); Asbestos; Explosives/Ammunition; Gas Cylinders; Household Batteries (Regular Alkaline); Medical Waste; Prescription Drugs; Non-Hazardous Waste; PCBs; Pressurized CFCs/Freon; Propane Tanks (Greater than 16 ounces); Smoke Detectors; Radioactive Waste; Tires; and Unidentified Waste.

The final event - an E-Waste Earth Day Recycling Event - will be held May 18 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Council Rock High School South, 2002 Rock Way, Holland 18966. For additional information, call: 1-877-DATA-ZAP (1-877-328-2927) or visit www.ewasteexperts.com.

Earth Day educates the public about steps they can take to be more sustainable in their daily lives. To assist with that, eWaste will be accepting all electronic items, including Cell Phones, Personal Computers, Laptops, Printers, Wires, Video Games, Televisions, and much more.

"E-Waste Experts will not be accepting items containing Freon (i.e. Refrigerators and AC Units), Non-rechargeable batteries, and smoke detectors. Televisions and Monitors will have a $30 (cash only) charge per Iem to recycle. LCD/LED Thin Flat Screen are exempt.

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