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Village E-Cycle Drop-Off Day Approaching

The next drop-off day for the Village of Westbury’s e-cycle program will be held on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the village’s public works facility at 500 Dover St.

Mayor Cavallaro said, “Many people just received new electronics as gifts for the holidays, and want to dispose of old or broken items. Instead of throwing those old items out, we are urging them to drop their used, broken and unwanted electronic equipment, televisions, computers, monitors, radios, stereo equipment, VCR machines, phones, clocks and any other electronic devices at our collection site.”

Cavallaro indicated that since the inception of the e-cycle program, Westbury has collected over 15 tons of old electronic equipment that would have otherwise been put into the regular waste stream.

“These kinds of items contain materials and components that should be disposed of properly so as not to pollute the environment. For example, old printer cartridges, batteries, tubes and other components should not be put in with other trash and waste,” he said.

Mayor Cavallaro concluded by saying, “The program has been very successful so far, and we want to get the word out to as many residents as possible. Every home has some old equipment lying around that could be disposed of at our e-cycle drop-off. We encourage all of our residents to take advantage of the program and do something friendly for the environment.”