Orange Township officials said approximately 20,000 pounds of electronics waste was collected from residents in celebration of Earth Day.
“It was a complete success,” said Amanda Sheterom, township communications officer, “We filled three large box trucks equating to about one and a half semi-trucks full of electronics.”
Saturday’s event was held at Home Depot on Owenfield Drive off of US 23.
Sheterom said Home Depot will now be a full-time electronics collection site where people can drop off old, outdated and unused electronic items. The collection bins can be found next to the exit near the self-checkout registers.
However, she said televisions and CRT computer monitors will not be collected at the store.
Sheterom said the township knew there a need to dispose of electronics in southern Delaware County. She said Saturday’s turnout only reinforced that township residents felt the same way.
“There were no lulls in the flow of traffic,” Sheterom said. “In fact, we had a few individuals go home and find more items.”
Sheterom said Trustee Debbie Taranto and Fire Lieutenant Scott Rice spearheaded the project with the help of township staff and volunteers.
“Saturday’s event couldn’t have been made possible without the support of our community partners,” she said. “Thank you to Accurate IT Services, Inc., Home Depot, Delaware General Health District and the DKMM Solid Waste District.”
D. Anthony Botkin may be reached at 740-413-0902 or on Twitter @dabotkin.