If you have a TV, computer, monitor or other electronic device that needs to be thrown out, you can recycle it this Friday and Saturday, July 15 and 15, at the Department of Public Works. The DPW, which is located just before the turn into the Recycling Center at 5 Ozone Avenue, will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
It’s been illegal to put electronic like TVs and computers at the curb in Verona since 2009. (Electronic devices contain metals that can pollute soil and water.) For many years, the town allowed residents to put discarded devices by the fence at the Recycling Center on any day that it was open. But all that changed in January after Essex County recommended changes to electronics recycling across the county.
Verona now has four set periods for electronics recycling every year. There were two successful e-waste drop-off days in January and April. If you’re not this weekend–or don’t have anything to recycle–the next electronics recycling days will be Friday, October 14 and Saturday, October 15.
The easiest way to remember all these changes is to put an app called Remyndr on your smartphone. As MyVeronaNJ.com reported last year, Remyndr is a free app that was developed by Verona resident Tom Cherry to help all of us remember when to put what at the curb. There’s more information on all aspects of recycling on the Website of the Verona Environmental Commission.