eWaste Recycling Coalition Will Accept Old Electronics In Mashpee

Filed Under: Non Profit News

In collaboration with the Mashpee Chamber of Commerce, the eWaste Recycling Coalition will be accepting used, old electronics for proper recycling on Saturday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mashpee Commons. The event is being sponsored by CapeSpace.

Except for televisions, residents can drop off a range of electronics, including cell phones, computers,
VCRs, DVD players, security equipment, tablets, gaming devices, cable boxes, cameras, holiday lights
and more, during next month’s recycling event. A full list of acceptable items can be found at
www.ewastecoalition.org.

Due to safety concerns, the public is advised not to try and destroy (i.e., drill holes or crush) their
sensitive devices that they may want to discard. All devices are treated as sensitive and will
be disposed of properly in accordance with industry standards.

Started two years ago by Rick Pinney, owner of Cape Cod Office Consultants in East Falmouth, the
eWaste Recycling Coalition holds regular events throughout Cape Cod and the Islands as well as
Southeastern Massachusetts.

“They are very popular,” Pinney said. “Whenever we do an event, people always ask us when we’re
going to do it again. Everyone has unused electronics taking up space in a drawer, closet or a basement
and they don’t know what to do with it. Normally, it would cost them anywhere from $20 to $50 for
disposal fees. We take it for free and then we sort it before sending it to one or more of our downstream
vendors who properly dispose of each item.”

This will be the first time that the coalition has conducted an electronics drop-off in Mashpee.
CapeSpace President Robbin Orbison was excited to be supporting the event as a sponsor.

“Our company
has placed a strong emphasis on eco-friendly practices which is why we’re so thrilled to be a part of next
month’s event with the eWaste Recycling Coalition,” Orbison said. “This is a great way for people to
discard of unused electronics in a responsible manner that won’t impact the environment.”

The dropoff location in the parking lot between Steeple Street and Fountain Street, adjacent to Talbots at Mashpee Commons. Due to COVID-19, motorists are asked to remain in their vehicles and wear face masks. The event will be contactless with eWaste staff and volunteers removing items from the trunk of each car.

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