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April 9, 2014

GM holding recycling event

Tonawanda News — The Erie County Department of Environment and Planning is holding an electronics recycling event on Saturday at the GM plant, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz announced. 

The event will run from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the plant, located at 2995 River Road.

“Computers, cell phones, televisions and other kinds of electronic devices have recyclable materials in them, and we all need to act together to protect our environment by taking care that these materials are put back into use and not dumped in a landfill or incinerated,” Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said. 

Participants will also be able to bring in fluorescent tube light bulbs for disposal due to an increase in inquiries from residents regarding how to properly recycle them. Residents must make a reservation to bring in the bulbs and must not bring in more than 20 bulbs. Reservations are not needed for electronic items, such as computers, printers, MP3 players, cables, wires, power cords, cell phones and copiers. 

Those interested in dropping off bulbs can call 858-4715 to make a reservation. Compact, spiral-shaped fluorescent bulbs will not be collected at the event, but they are accepted at local hardware stores, including Home Depot and Lowe’s. 

DEP has been partnering with GM on the recycling events for the past seven years. For a complete list of items accepted at the event, visit 

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