Burlington County offers recycling event for residents Saturday, Nov. 7


Burlington County Freeholders announced today that County residents will have another opportunity to shred confidential documents and safely dispose of computers and TVs and more on Saturday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Burlington County Resource Recovery Complex, 22,000 Burlington-Columbus Road in Florence.

“The last event in September drew over 660 residents bringing in 20,000 pounds of documents for shredding and 32,000 pounds of “E-waste” for recycling,” said Freeholder Director Mary Ann O’Brien. “Once again, volunteers will be on hand to unload the cars while residents can remain in the comfort of their cars.”

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Residents are urged to bring only “confidential” documents for shredding, such as bank and credit card statements, tax returns, papers with account numbers or social security numbers. They will be shredded on-site. Please, no binders, plastic folders, computer disks or plastic credit cards. Up to four bags or boxes per car will be accepted. Already-shredded paper can also be recycled at this event.

In addition to TVs and computer equipment, residents may bring the following:


·Desktop copiers

· Scanners

· Fax machines

· VCR/DVD/MP3 players,

· Cell phones

· Game consoles

· Vehicle batteries.

· Microwaves

· Stereos/equipment

· Record players

· Vacuum cleaners

· Irons

· Toasters

· Blenders

· Mixers

· Non-working strings of holiday lights

This free event is for Burlington County residents only. ID is required. No businesses, please. For more information call (609) 499–1001 weekdays or email recycle@co.burlington.nj.us

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