pounds of electronics collected in New York
Sunnking Inc., an electronics recycling company
based in Brockport, New York recently collected 26,500 pounds
of e-waste from local residents, at the Technology Recycling
Day in conjunction with the Buffalo Sabres. All of the donated
products will be recycled or re-sold, with 70 percent of the
net proceeds to be donated back to the Buffalo Sabres Foundation.
This year alone, Sunnking has coordinated
6 community collection events and collected over 637,000 pounds
of electronic scrap from residents in Western New York. This
number is expected to dramatically increase due to the upcoming
New York State e-waste law that goes in to effect in April. The
Sunnking facility strives for zero waste production on a daily
basis, and is currently able to recycle/reuse approximately 97
percent of all of the equipment that is collected.
Despite the weather, residents lined up in
the parking lot at the HSBC Arena to drop off old computers,
monitors, printers and a variety of other electronic equipment.
There were a handful of businesses that stopped by as well, with
large trucks filled with old office electronics. The businesses
included Coca-Cola, NAPA, BAV Services, Sterling Summer Inc.
and Multisorb Technologies.