Weekly Feature

2018-05-16 / Editorial

Use opportunities to recycle, clean your property

Every year in the spring it is almost a certainty that there is yardwork, cleaning and organizing areas inside the garage to accomplish before we can enjoy our summers.

Within the next week, there are opportunities that may assist you in your house and yard cleanup efforts.

Area residents will be able to recycle their old, unwanted electronics next week during a free drop-off event sponsored by state Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer.

The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, at the corner of Main Street.

The senator said the event benefits student clubs at Williamsville and Clarence high schools and is being held in conjunction with Sunnking Electronics Recycling and Spectrum. Ranzenhofer said the following items will be accepted to recycle: • Televisions — limit four per car

• Desktop and laptop computers, and computer monitors, with a limit of four per car

• Printers and ink or toner cartridges, keyboards, Web cams and speakers

• Telephones, cellphones and chargers, and GPS units

• Answering machines, radios and typewriters

• Tablets, MP3 players, copiers/fax machines and scanners

• Circuit boards, cables, wires, power cords and power strips

• Microwave ovens

• Storage devices such as external hard drives, solid state drives, SD cards, memory cards and card readers

• Rechargeable dry-cell batteries

For a list of other acceptable materials as well as items that may not be recycled, visit www.sunnking.com.

We would also like to remind residents that the Amherst Highway Department’s annual spring brush pickup will begin Monday, May 21. Residents should have materials out at the curb on the day of their scheduled refuse day. Highway Department officials said it may be approximately two to three weeks for the brush pickup to be completed.

No mixed piles containing lumber, concrete, railroad ties or non-organic materials will be collected.

Additionally, because the compost facility will not accept items longer than 8 feet, highway crews will not pick up anything that exceeds that length.

Further details are available at www.amherst.ny.us.

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