Summer is still a couple of weeks away which means you still have time for Spring cleaning. I am talking about e-waste like old computer monitors, stereo equipment, printers and more! The reason you probably still have these items is because you don't know where to dispose of them. That's where Honest Weight Food Co-op can help you out.

Honest Weight, 100 Watervliet  Avenue in Albany is having an e-Waste Collection on Saturday June 12th from 11am to 3pm. This is the perfect time to dump your junk for FREE! There are some ground rules and not everything is accepted so here are some things to be aware of:

  • Items are collected on a first-come, first-served basis
  • You must also be able to unload your own items
  • Many items are acceptable items
  • Some items require a recycling fee
  • Some items won't be accepted
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Acceptable Items Include:

  • Cameras
  • Computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, webcams, speakers, microphones)
  • Computers, laptops
  • Copiers
  • Fax Machines
  • Gaming devices
  • Mobile devices (Cell Phones, Tablets, PDAs, MP3 players)
  • Printers & plotters (ink, toner, & cartridges)
  • Stereo equipment
  • Televisions
  • Business machines
  • Cables & IT accessories
  • Electronics scrap
  • Monitors
  • Scanners
  • Servers, towers and racks

These Items Require a Recycling Fee:

  • Flat-screen Monitors - $4.00 - $18.00 (Depending on size/weight)
  • Alkaline Batteries over 1/2 lb. - $1.00

These Items Will Not Be Accepted:

  • Microwaves
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Air conditioners
  • Gas powered equipment
  • Large appliances such as stoves, washers, dryers, dishwashers
  • Propane tanks
  • Small appliances such as toasters, vacuum cleaners, coffee makers, irons

For a complete listing of what is acceptable and unacceptable click HERE. I was hoping air conditioners were accepted. I have 2 that died on me as soon as it turned 90 and humid. Happy Spring cleaning.

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