Newark businesses and residents emptied their cluttered closets, drawers and offices to take advantage of a free collection event for household and business generated e-waste at Peter Francisco Park near Newark Penn Station. A total of 7181 pounds of electronics equipment was collected for proper disposal at the event, the second hosted by the Ironbound Business Improvement District (IBID) and ECOvanta in cooperation with the City of Newark. ECOvanta is the e-waste recycling subsidiary of Covanta Energy, the operator of the Essex County Resource Recovery Facility in Newark. Nearly 80% of all the e-waste collected consisted of televisions!
Participating in the event were (left to right) East Ward Councilman Augusto Amador, Brenda Anderson, City of Newark, Recycling Coordinator, Chris Bernardo, IBID Operations Coordinator and David Peterson, Account Executive, E-Covanta.
(left to right) Officer John Alves, Newark PD, Kimberly Lehmann, Panasonic, Dave Peterson, Covanta, Penny Joseph, Panasonic, Steven T. Yglesias, IBID, Brenda Anderson, City of Newark, Seth A. Grossman, IBID, Stephanie Greenwood, City of Newark, Amos Crudup, City of Newark, Hank Asher, Covanta, Kim Greene, City of Newark, Chelsea Albucher, Urban Renewal Corp., Lane Jacobs, Urban Renewal Corp., Justin Ritter, Urban Renewal Corp.
The IBID’s Clean Team contributed to the event’s success, collecting e-waste from businesses and residents throughout the Ironbound District.