Welcome 2020! Did your holiday wishlist include a new tablet or computer? Are you getting ready for the Super Bowl with a new television? Are you looking to improve your school or workplace effectiveness with a new printer? If you answered yes to any (or all) of these questions you may be curious on what to do with your old electronic devices. We have got you covered, dispose of it properly with e-waste recycling!

The current Electronic Waste Law in New Jersey requires the recycling of electronic devices such as desktop or personal computers, computer monitors, portable computers (such as I-Pads and tablets), desktop printers, desktop fax machines, and televisions sold to a consumer.

Happy Holidays! It’s the most wonderful time of the year with decorations, celebrations and of course, cleanup! Industry experts estimate that the amount of trash produced in the United States increases by 25% between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day which equates to around one million extra tons of garbage per week. This year, take a few extra steps to reduce that amount!

Recycling used to be so simple, right? You placed your bottles with their caps on, soiled cans, greasy pizza boxes, and cardboard in your recycling bin and it was picked up curbside. In recent years, it has become much more complicated.

What happened?
From the late 1980s until January 2018, the United States and many other developed countries sold more than 40 percent of plastic, plastic, metal, wastepaper recyclables to China. However, in January 2018 China instituted new environmental controls which banned most imports of “loathsome foreign garbage” which included mixed paper and post-consumer plastics.

 

America Recycles Day will be celebrated on Friday, November 15th! This day is a nationwide recognition of recycling in the United States. The National Recycling Coalition created America Recycles Day in 1997. Since then, a Presidential Proclamation has recognized the day in order to encourage recycling by all Americans.

After a wonderful Summer, you may be getting your home ready for colder weather. Whether you have boxes of old tax returns and cancelled checks clogging up your attic or use motor oil and tires taking up space in your garage, the HCIA has upcoming events planned in order to help you remove of these items safely.

   

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