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What About E-Waste?

Some time around 1991 we purchased our first home computer and life hasn't been the same since.

For better or worse, computers and other electronics are part of our everyday lives. Printers, copiers, cell phones, DVD players, televisions...the list goes on! And what are we to do with them when they are broken or obsolete? How many of us have a garage or basement with old computer monitors hanging around? You might not feel right about chucking them in the trash, for good reason!

These products pose significant risk to the environment upon disposal due to the presence of chemicals, such as lead and mercury. Burn or bury these items and some of these toxic chemicals enter the environment and end up in our soils, ponds, oceans, streams, and eventually into our food supply!

So what are our options?

Reduce - Maintain and keep equipment as long as possible.

Reuse ­ Donate your used equipment an organization that will accept them for reconditioning and distribution to others that can use them. Check earth911.org for up to date lists. Or donate cds, dvds, videos to the Chatham Recycling Center for charity.

Recyle - The Chatham Recycling Center will accept computer monitors and televisions for recycling. Also consider returning old computer equipment to the manufacturers for recycling, Hewlitt Packard and IBM both accept old items for recycling. U.S. Best Buy stores have kiosks for consumers to drop off old cell phones, rechargeable batteries, and ink-jet cartridges at no cost.

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article by JD

 

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DID YOU KNOW? The Chatham Transfer Station has FREE COMPOST! BYOB! (Bring Your Own Bin, Box, Bucket, Buick) and take all you need!

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How We're Doing
Chatham's Diversion (formerly Recycling) Rate:
2016 (at half-year) 39%
2015 32%
2014 29%
2013 30%
2012 37%
2011 42%
2010 29%
2009 20%

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ChathamRecycles.org is the official website for Reduce, Reuse, Recycle in Chatham, Massachusetts. Whether you are a business, a year-round resident or are simply visiting our community on Cape Cod, we ask that you do the right thing and start recycling today! The Recycling Center can be found at the Chatham Transfer Station at 97 Sam Ryder Road Chatham, MA 02633 508.945.5156 email. For a map and directions, please click here