In an effort to deter illegal dumping, Cheektowaga highway superintendent Mark Wegner recently announced an electronics drop-off program for residents to safely dispose of electronic waste.

This new service will be made available to all residents, given they register their items and show proof of residency, and non-residents will be charged an additional $10.00 fee. Hours of operation will be from 9am-1pm Monday through Thursday and 9am-noon on Fridays at the Cheektowaga Highway Department located at 3145 Union Road.

In general there will be no charges incurred when dropping off items, with a few exceptions:

  • Flat Panel Monitors – $15.00
  • Flat Panel Television – $30.00
  • CRT Monitors – $30.00
  • CRT TV less than 27” – $30.00
  • CRT TV larger than 27” – $50.00

The department advises however that this new program does not replace the current garbage pickup of large appliances such as microwaves and metals, and that the sanitation department needs to be made aware 24 hours prior to putting these items curbside for collection.

Below you can find a list of items that are accepted and items that are not accepted.

Accepted

  • Computers (Desktops & Laptops)
  • Printers (Ink or Toner)
  • Ink/Toner Cartridges
  • Computer Accessories (Mice, keyboards, Webcams, Speakers, Microphones etc.)
  • Computer Monitors (LCD, LED)
  • Televisions (LCD, LED, Plasma, 3D)
  • Microwave Ovens (Non PCB)
  • Copiers/Fax Machines
  • Typewriters
  • Telephones
  • Cell Phones & Chargers
  • GPS Units
  • Pagers
  • PDA’s
  • Tablets
  • Answering Machines
  • MP3 Players
  • Industrial Controls
  • CRT (Cathode Ray Tube) TVs & Monitors Propane Tanks
  • Large Appliances (Stoves, Washers, Dryers, Dishwashers)
  • Dry Cell Batteries (Absolyte, Alkaline, Mercury, Zinc Air With Mercury, Lithium Primary, Lithium Thionyl Chloride, Button Cells, Lead Acid Gel
  • Scanners
  • Radios/Boom boxes/CD Players etc.
  • Storage Devices (External Hard Drives, Solid State Drives, SD Cards, Memory Cards, Card Readers, etc.)
  • Audio Equipment (Speakers, Microphones, DJ Equipment, Receivers, Recording Devices, Headphones, etc.)
  • Video Equipment (Cameras, Video Cameras, Web Cams, Recording Devices, etc.)
  • Communications Equipment
  • Medical Testing Equipment
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Circuit Boards
  • Cables, Wires, Power Cords, Power Strips
  • Most home appliances (no refrigerators)
  • Rechargeable Dry Cell Batteries (Nickel Cadmium – NiCad, Nickel Metal Hydride-NiMH, Lithium Ion – Li-ion)
  • Freon Containing Devices/Materials (Refrigerators, Air Conditioners, De-Humidifiers)
  • Smoke Detectors/Carbon Monoxide Detectors
  • Yard Equipment
  • Gas Powered Equipment
  • Wet Cell Batteries (Zinc Air, Zinc Air with Mercury, Nickel Iron, Nickel Cadmium)

 

Not Accepted

  • Devices containing liquid mercury (thermostats, switches, medical devices, thermometers) Household Hazardous Waste Materials
  • Materials Containing Liquids
  • Items Leaking Fluid
  • Radioactive Materials
  • PCB Containing Materials