Thursday, March 05, 2009

Free Electronic Waste Removal

THe NDN did an article on this. But as of now, the info is not posted on the town's website. I think it's important to know so here goes.


"As part of the program, residents may recycle old computers and accessories, printers, cameras and video equipment, along with televisions and items with Freon, such as dehumidifiers and air conditioners, according to Will Cronin, Middletown’s recycling coordinator." (NDN )


It's not open to businesses, and it's - FREE! Go to 19 Berkeley Ave. during regular business hours, Mondays through Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except holidays. Motor oil & scrap metal may also be dropped off at the fenced in area at Public Works.


"In Newport, Portsmouth and Tiverton, e-waste can be disposed for free as well. The drop-off spots are Newport’s Halsey Street transfer station, Portsmouth’s transfer station on Hedley Street and Tiverton’s transfer station off Main Road."


Thanks to the only reporter in the State assigned to the Middletown beat, Matt Sheley.


So, shouldn't the companies who make this polluting e-waste, be picking up any costs associated with its removal? And in a non-polluting way that does NOT involve shipping it overseas which is what happens now.
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