Use opportunities to recycle, clean your property
Every year in the spring it is almost a certainty that there is yardwork, cleaning and organizing areas inside the garage to accomplish before we can enjoy our summers.
Within the next week, there are opportunities that may assist you in your house and yard cleanup efforts.
Area residents will be able to recycle their old, unwanted electronics next week during a free drop-off event sponsored by state Sen. Michael H. Ranzenhofer.
The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Eastern Hills Mall, 4545 Transit Road, at the corner of Main Street.
The senator said the event benefits student clubs at Williamsville and Clarence high schools and is being held in conjunction with Sunnking Electronics Recycling and Spectrum. Ranzenhofer said the following items will be accepted to recycle: Televisions — limit four per car
Desktop and laptop computers, and computer monitors, with a limit of four per car
Printers and ink or toner cartridges, keyboards, Web cams and speakers
Telephones, cellphones and chargers, and GPS units
Answering machines, radios and typewriters
Tablets, MP3 players, copiers/fax machines and scanners
Circuit boards, cables, wires, power cords and power strips
Storage devices such as external hard drives, solid state drives, SD cards, memory cards and card readers
Rechargeable dry-cell batteries
For a list of other acceptable materials as well as items that may not be recycled, visit www.sunnking.com.
We would also like to remind residents that the Clarence Highway Department now has many of its plow trucks ready for summer paving and brush duties.
They have also been picking up isolated brush due to weather with the department’s grapple truck. The seasonal brush pickup began with a townwide sweep starting April 16. Monthly pickups started with “Zone 1” on May 3.
When residents have debris in their yards that needs to be picked up by town crews, it is important to assist them by ensuring the debris is effectively collected. We want to remind residents and property owners that, according to the Highway Department, the materials must be properly bundled for pickup.