SPRINGVILLE—MRC Disposal is leading the way in electronic recycling. The company recently announced it would be accepting computer and TV monitors at its South Cascade Drive location.
“The Town of Concord no longer offers e-waste recycling,” manager Allison Sills said. “We were tired of seeing them on the road … so we decided to offer it here.”
Concord closed its E-Waste Shed in 2018, after only a year of having it open. Supervisor Clyde Drake said the shed had become a “hassle” for the town, with people living outside the area using it. While the town had aimed to reduce the number of electronics on the side of the road, Drake said the burden was too great for the town.
MRC saw the opportunity to help clean up the community, and with a move into the Springville area found it to be an ideal time to open its own e-waste collection. In December, MRC moved its recycling facility to South Cascade Drive in Springville, from its Chaffee location.
“We’re still in the early stages of getting everything complete,” Sills said. “But we are accepting TV and computer monitors.”
Currently, MRC is only accepting those items on Thursday between 12:30-3:30 p.m. There is a $0.70 per pound charge; a scale will be on site. Other electronics will be accepted at no charge, Sills said. The e-waste recycling is open to anyone, not just residents, which Sills said will hopefully reduce dumping.
“There really isn’t anywhere else to take it … there are drives sometimes on Saturdays, in Orchard Park, but that doesn’t really help,” she said. “This is open to absolutely anyone, you don’t need to live in Concord or Springville.”
As MRC settles into its South Cascade location, Sills anticipates longer hours and more open days for residents to utilize the service. For the time being, though, Thursday is the only day they will be accepting e-waste.
Other recyclable materials are welcome to be dropped off at MRC’s 71 Nason Blvd. location Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.
For more information on MRC or its recycling program, visit MRCNY.com or call 592-0953.