It's a problem. What do you do with all of that old electronics stuff? Batteries, Computers, Monitors -- the places that will take them charge a serious fee, or you have to ship the stuff someplace. But now, the Kinnelon area, or in fact, anyplace that has a Best Buy nearby has a very convenient alternative. Recycle at Best Buy! It's free for up to 3 items per day.
We all want to recycle, right? But we also don't want it to cost an arm and a leg.
The DPW Dump won't take a lot of the stuff; other places (Staples) charge 10 bucks per item.
So I went to Best Buy on Rt. 23 today. Dropped off 3 sealed lead acid (SLA) batteries from a UPS that I had renewed with new batteries. No problem. Walked in the door, handed them the box, and walked out. Done. Cost nothing. You can do it any day, except on a major holiday, starting at 9 AM.
Boy, that's great.
Many towns now have computer and tech equipment drop-off locations, but many of those Do Not Accept Batteries, or charge for doing so. Best Buy accepts batteries and does not charge.
I can't tell you how many times I've been asked by people what they should do with their old equipment. Now I know what to tell them.
I'll be going every day for the next 2 weeks to get rid of all of that old stuff I've got hanging around.
You should, too.
Photo Credits: Various, Can -- acwastewatcher.org