As part of ongoing efforts to keep residents, businesses and officials up-to-date on recycling and solid waste information in Sussex County:
SCMUA provides information for
E-Waste Management in Sussex County
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The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) enacted new regulations under The New Jersey Electronic Waste Management Act (N.J.A.C. 7:26a-13) effective January 1, 2011, which bans land filling of certain electronics as solid waste. These electronic items called "Covered Electronics", include televisions, desktop or personal computers, monitors and portable/laptop computers must be recycled
. All other electronics are considered "Non-Covered Electronics", and are not required to be diverted for recycling.
The Sussex County Municipal Utilities Authority (SCMUA) will continue to recycle all types (both "Covered" and "Non-Covered") of electronics at the Resident's Convenience Center. Staff will segregate the materials at the Bagged Garbage Area and the bulky waste disposal area.
The SCMUA also sponsors four (4) free E-Waste Collection Events. 2015 dates are: March 21st, May 9th, August 1st & October 10th. More information @ www.scmua.org.
Manufacturers and Retail establishments that sell "Covered Electronics" are required to develop E-Waste Management Programs for consumers to return the "Covered Electronics" to them. Please check directly with these businesses for their individual collection/recycling plans.
Please refer to the pamphlet or www.scmua.org for more information about the new NJDEP E-Waste Management regulations and sorting procedures.