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North Syracuse e-waste program a ‘win-win’

— And what's going to happen to your old electronic equipment once it leaves your home? It will be collected by Regional Computer Recycling and Recovery and sorted. The main goal of the company is to reclaim any components that can be reused through a process called “demanufacturing.” Once the process is completed, components will once again have value and can reenter the manufacturing stream.

“We're trying to recover and reuse any parts and pieces out of equipment that we can,” said Scott Pastorell, client services manager for the organization. “We have probably 30 different material streams such as cable, wiring, metals, plastics, circuit boards. Those are examples of some of the components and materials that we break everything down to.”

The company also takes care of components that may be toxic. Pastorell listed circuit boards, leaded glass, mercury-containing devices, batteries and toner cartridges as the biggest concerns.

Henry and the village board are looking forward to setting up the new program.

“It's a win-win,” he said.

In other news, the board is considering whether to direct money from the 2012 Community Development Funds and any application to the county's Save the Rain Suburban Green Infrastructure Program toward fixing Centerville Park's drainage issues.

The program is designed to assist in the abatement of the county's sewer system overflows.

According to the county's website, “Green technologies such as bioretention swales, porous pavements, tree plantings, rain barrels, and green roofs are all effective in the mitigation of problems associated with managing wet weather sewer capacity and also are typically much more beneficial to neighborhoods and communities than gray infrastructure improvements.”

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