Newark Residents and Business Owners Contribute to E-Waste Collection Event in the Ironbound District

Additional free recycling events to be held citywide in the months ahead.

Newark residents and business owners took advantage of a free e-waste collection event in the Ironbound District’s Peter Francisco Park to empty their closets and drawers of thousands of pounds of old, unused electronics. The event, presented in partnership by the City of Newark, the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Panasonic, Covanta and Urban Renewal Corp. in honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, made it convenient and easy to recycle old TVs, PCs and laptops, printers, small household appliances, phones and other e-waste.

Additional events are being planned for the South Ward on May 25th in Weequahic Park, June 15th in the West Ward’s Liberty Park (Central Avenue and West Market Street) and October 4th in Elwood Park in the North Ward.

 “Our partnership and beyond, with many truckloads of e-waste coming from the East Ward and other parts of Newark,” said Seth A. Grossman, the IBID’s Executive Director. “Many people realize it is important to remove electronic products from the waste stream but don’t know how or where to dispose of them properly. That’s why this service is so important to the Ironbound and the City of Newark.”

“E-waste collection and recycling helps preserve valuable resources while protecting our environment,” noted David Thompson, Director, Environmental Department, Panasonic Corporation of North America. “Panasonic is particularly pleased to work with the great partners that made this event a success.

In addition to contributing to a cleaner environment, the events also create opportunities for disadvantaged people in Newark and beyond through the programs of Urban Renewal Corp. where individuals learn the skills to not only recycle old electronic equipment, but also to diagnose and repair computers.

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 Representatives of the City of Newark, the IBID, Panasonic, Covanta and Urban Renewal Corp.
gathered for an Earth Day photo at the e-waste collection event held at the
Ironbound District’s Peter Francisco Park.

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