East Windsor Recycling Day set for April 27

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East Windsor Township residents who want to do a little spring cleaning and recycle some of their unwanted electronics and household items can do so at the annual East Windsor Township Recycling Day on April 27.

The event, which is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Windsor Township Senior Center, is being sponsored by Mayor Janice S. Mironov and the East Windsor Township Council, and the East Windsor Clean Communities Committee. The senior center is located at 40 Lanning Boulevard.

“We are committed to recycling in East Windsor Township, reducing the township’s solid waste costs while also helping to preserve a greener environment,” Mayor Mironov said.

Township residents can bring used computers and computer equipment for disposal in a “green” manner, Mayor Mironov said. This includes desktop or laptop computers, monitors, printers, scanners and keyboards.

Residents can also drop off computer mice, speakers, cords and cables, ink and toner cartridges, and software, Mayor Mironov said.

Residents can also bring hard drives – external and internal – but they are responsible for removing data from hard drives and other storage media, she said.

Cell phones and fluorescent light bulbs will be accepted for recycling. The East Windsor Lions Club will be there to accept used eyeglasses, which are cleaned and distributed to those in need.

RISE will be on hand to collect clothing, shoes, blankets, housewares – plates, mugs and the like – and working appliances, Mayor Mironov said. Household electronics and usable furniture also will be accepted by RISE. Clothing to be donated should be brought in plastic bags.

Recycling Day also presents “an environmentally positive and convenient opportunity for residents to dispose of unneeded items at no cost,” Mayor Mironov said. It also helps to support area groups and their efforts, she said.

Township residents also can bring unwanted documents to be shredded for free. The limit is 10 boxes per household. No commercial entities are permitted. It is limited to East Windsor Township residents, she said.

“This is a great opportunity for township residents to dispose of old or confidential documents in a secure manner,” Mayor Mironov said.

“Document shredding provides a non-recoverable tool for providing confidentiality and protecting against identity theft,” she said.