County will continue e-waste drop-off sites

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 January 2018 at 10:11 pm

187,000 pounds collected last year in Orleans

File photo by Tom Rivers: Paul Gray, a motor equipment operator for the Orleans County Highway Department, moves a pallet of computer units and other electronic waste at the County Highway Department on Sept. 18, 2015.

ALBION – Orleans County renewed a contract to continued three electronic waste drop-off sites.

The county started an e-waste program in September 2015. It has three drop-off sites for residents to dispose of cathode ray tube televisions and other e-waste – monitors, computers, peripheral devices and other household electronics.

The County Legislature last week voted to renew a contract with Sunnking Incorporated in Brockport. The company has been paid about $28,000 to $30,000 a year with the state covering half of the costs.

“We’re very pleased with this program,” said County Legislator Ken DeRoller of Kendall.

Last year 187,000 pounds of e-waste was dropped off at the three sites, which include:

• The Orleans County Highway Garage, 225 West Academy St., Albion;

• Town of Murray Highway Garage, 3840 Fancher Rd., Holley;

• Town of Shelby Highway Garage, 4062 Salt Works Rd., Medina.

The drop-off sites are open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday through Friday (except on holidays).

County officials moved to create the program after the state on Jan. 1, 2015 no longer allowed e-waste to be picked up through curbside trash pickup.

When garbage companies couldn’t pick up TVs, many of them started showing up in roadside ditches.

For more on the program, click here.

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