26,500 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.