Truckloads of old, unused electronics were collected to be properly recycled at a recent free event held at Peter Francisco Park in the Ironbound District. Thanks to everyone who participated for contributing to a cleaner and healthier community!
The event, now in its sixth year, is a partnership between the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID), Covanta, a world-leading sustainable waste and materials management company and operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark, and technology leader Panasonic North America, in cooperation with the City of Newark and Urban Renewal Corporation, a local not-for-profit emergency housing and social services organization.
The proper collection and recycling of electronic items helps keep hazardous materials out of the waste stream by reducing the amount of electronics discarded in regular household trash. This, in turn, reduces the need to mine more raw materials from the earth, further protecting our environment.