March 6, 2017

Solid Waste Authority Partners with Herkimer County and the City of Little Falls to Host Electronics Recycling Event

The Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority (Authority), Herkimer County and City of Little Falls are sponsoring an Electronics Recycling Event for all residents of Herkimer County. 

The one-day event will allow residents to drop-off unwanted or outdated electronics for recycling at no charge. The event will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM at the City of Little Falls DPW Garage, Loomis Street Ext., Little Falls, NY. 

The following are examples of acceptable material: Computers, Computer Hardware and Monitors; Televisions; Fax Machines; Printers; Radios; Cell Phones; CD, DVD, Blu-Ray & VCR Players; Electronic Gaming Systems; Battery Chargers; Small Kitchen Appliances, etc. 

Many electronics contain elements such as lead, mercury and cadmium that are considered safe when the items are used as directed, but can become hazardous if disposed of with household trash and compacted at landfills. If improperly handled, these toxins can be released into the environment, posing a threat to human health.

In addition to this one-day event, the Authority accepts electronics waste for recycling year-round, at no charge. Electronics can be delivered to the Authority’s Utica Convenience Station (80 Leland Ave., Utica) or Rome Residential Convenience Station (575 Perimeter Rd., Rome) during normal business hours (Mon. – Fri., 8 AM – 4 PM; Sat. 7 AM – 2 PM (Utica); or Sat. 8 AM – 12 PM (Rome). Businesses and institutions must schedule an appointment prior to delivering electronics by calling (315) 733-1224.

After the Authority accepts electronics waste, it is sent to a registered electronics dismantler who separates electronics into various raw materials such as plastic, glass, steel, copper, lead, gold and aluminum for recycling or reuse. 

For more information on the Authority-Herkimer County-City of Little Falls Electronics Recycling Event or other solid waste and recycling information, please Contact Us.