Residents can drop off electronic recyclables — typically anything that plugs in or needs a battery — from 8 a.m.-noon at the highway maintenance garage, 1 Collis Street., on the four designated e-waste drop-off days: Jan. 9, March 5, June 4 and Sept. 10.
The city is partnering with Take 2 Inc. of Waterbury, a state-approved recycler and collector of universal e-waste devices, to collect residential electronic items on a quarterly basis. The collection is free for residents who have such items as TVs, hand-held video games, computers, monitors, copiers, scanners, microwaves, toaster ovens, dehumidifiers and other small appliances.
Residents do not need to remove and destroy computer hard drives before dropping them off.
“Take 2 protects your data through procedures set forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). We’ll wipe it, magnetize it or physically demolish it to ensure that your data is completely destroyed.”