TV recycling made easier

Many Onondaga County residents are already aware that OCRRA recycles TVs at its Community Collection Center (C3) on Court Street Road. TVs are collected there for recycling for free. The only cost is a little manual labor, as in, residents must unload their TVs from their vehicles on their own. Carts are provided for assistance.

"Delivering a large TV to OCRRA's C3 for recycling can be a challenge for senior citizens or people with disabilities. If you are unable to get help from a friend or family member, doing the right thing and recycling your old TV set can be difficult," said Bob Ripberger, an OCRRA board member.

In an effort to make TV recycling even easier for Onondaga County residents, OCRRA and the Salvation Army are teaming up to offer a free TV collection service to those who are unable to drop their TVs off at C3.

"Both groups are proud to offer a service that assists people in practicing good recycling habits," said Recycling Specialist Ann Fordock.

Eligibility requirements

Individuals must:

Be unable to deliver their old TV sets to C3 due to their age (65+) or some existing physical limitation/handicap.

Be residents of Onondaga County, excluding the town and village of Skaneateles

Not have any other means (i.e. friend or family member) to transport their television to C3, on their behalf.

Simply call 445-0520, ext. 320 to see if you qualify for free pick up from the Salvation Army. This program runs now through Sept. 30, so call today.

Note: TVs from businesses or schools are not accepted. For more information on how to dispose of televisions or other electronics from businesses, visit ocrra.org.

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