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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2014 Archives > June 2014 > City of Buffalo Encourages E-Waste Recycling With NEW Saturday Hours

City of Buffalo Encourages E-Waste Recycling With NEW Saturday Hours

City residents can drop off e-waste recyclables this Saturday (and ‘The first Saturday of the Month) between 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

June 4, 2014 - The City of Buffalo continues to encourage e-waste recycling to reduce the harmful effects that e-waste can have on the environment.  This Saturday, June 7th, will mark the ‘First Saturday of the Month’ that the City of Buffalo Engineering Garage, located at 1120 Seneca Street (between Smith St. and Babcock St), will be open for city residents to properly dispose of their e-waste.  Residents can drop off their old electronic waste for recycling this Saturday and the ‘First Saturday of the Month’ going forward, between the hours of 8 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Electronics recycling services are still available year-round at the Engineering Garage Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Senior citizens or disabled residents who have limited transportation can also contact the Division of Citizen Services (311 or 716-851-4890) to make special arrangements for e-waste recycling collection.

When thrown out with the garbage, household computers and electronics, which often contain hazardous substances, such as lead, mercury, and PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), can contaminate our air, soil and water. Through proper disposal methods or recycling, these hazardous substances are reprocessed and reused in an environmentally-responsible manner. 

  • Items accepted include: 
    • computer systems (CPU’s, monitors, mice, keyboards, printers and scanners), cell phones, fax machines, wires, televisions, video games, VCR’s, and DVD players, small appliances, microwave oven, fluorescent bulbs.
  • Unaccepted items include: 
    • concrete, devices with liquid mercury, dry/wet cell batteries, hazardous waste/pesticides, yard equipment, gas powered equipment, radioactive materials, roofing material.

New York State Regulations prohibit the City of Buffalo from picking up electronic waste at the curb.  Residents who illegally place e-waste at the curb could be issued a summons, with a $75 fine.