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Free E-Waste Collection Event in the Ironbound – April 22nd

Newark residents can contribute to a cleaner and healthier community by bringing their old, unused electronics to a free e-waste collection event taking place, rain or shine, on Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd, at Peter Francisco Park, located between Edison Place and Ferry Street near Penn Station in Newark’s Ironbound District from 7:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. New this year, a satellite drop off location will be located at BCB Bank at 249 Ferry Street and will be open during the same hours for added convenience and so more people from throughout the Ironbound District can participate.

For the health and safety of all, COVID-19 guidelines, including only one person per vehicle, social distancing, and mandatory face masks, will be followed. Items for disposal must be placed in car trunks; no containers or boxes will be returned.

Items that can be collected include, but are not limited to, computer laptops and desktops, televisions, monitors, mice, keyboards and peripherals, CD/VCR/DVD players, small home office copiers/fax machines, MP3 players, photo/video cameras, and more.

Prohibited items include hazardous wastes/liquids, loose batteries, toner cartridges, fluorescent lamps, and appliances like washers, dryers, and stoves. Household appliances that contain freon or oil, like refrigerators, air conditioners, and space heaters, are also prohibited.

The event is a community 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.

For Ironbound residents and business owners that need assistance in delivering their electronic waste to the drop off location, arrangements can be made beforehand by contacting the IBID. To schedule a drop off, or for information about pick up options on April 22 for your e-waste, contact the IBID at 973-491-9191.