Blog : Environmental Recycling Event in Brentwood Open to 10 New Hampshire Communities

By Craig | Sep 4, 2014 | in

Each year there's a new electronic device we're itching to buy, whether its a smartphone, TV, tablet or computer, we're inundated with messages telling us to upgrade. So what happens when we do upgrade? Where does an old iPhone or laptop end up? Some consumers wipe the memory from their devices and donate their old equipment to charities that refurbish the technology. But sadly, many people throw their electronics out with the household trash, which can lead to both environmental and personal data issues.

On September 13 from 9 a.m. to noon, MetalWave, Inc. will support a large-scale recycling event located at the Brentwood Highway Shed on Middle Rd (Rte 111A) neighboring the Pilgrim United Church of Christ. Items to bring include any end-of-life IT products, from laptops, servers and PCs, to keyboards, mice, printers, hand-held electronics such as smart-phones, tablets, PDAs and household items like telephones and televisions. The event is open to New Hampshire residents living within the Southeast Regional Refuse Disposal District including; Brentwood, Fremont, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, New Castle, North Hampton, Rye, Sandown and South Hampton. Due to the popularity of the event, residents from outside these areas might risk being turned away.

 Located in Amesbury, Mass., MetalWave offers recycling services and Data Sanitization Solution, leaving consumers of electronic equipment feeling safe and secure in knowing that their information, and waste, is not sitting in a landfill.

Unfortunately, many electronic devices do end up in landfills, bleeding harmful contaminants such as lead, mercury and flame retardants into the soil, and eventually, a community’s drinking water. Along with being an environmental hazard, end-of-life IT products left in landfills are open to potential data thieves if a the device has not been properly erased. Many disposed electronics can also end up in overseas landfills where there are loose, or no, governing environmental laws for hazardous waste. MetalWave goes to great lengths and promises a 100 percent erasure of data files through their Data Sanitization Solution. While most “e-waste” handlers simply seek out the cheapest way to dispose of your computer or cell phone, MetalWave’s services are completely transparent, meaning you’ll know exactly where it will end up.

“We maintain a commitment to the highest standards of security and sustainability with a process that requires knowledge, understanding and sensitivity to address the needs of each transaction," said Tom Sousa, Director of Sustainability for MetalWave, Inc.

In some ways one could look at MetalWave, Inc. as a sort of environmentally-friendly document shredder for electronic data and pollutants. As a company that's committed to keeping you and the environment safe, it's not difficult to see why MetalWave joined the Green Alliance, which connects green businesses with eco-conscious communities. Green Alliance members receive up to 50% off MetalWave’s recycling charges for consumer e-waste, as well as free battery recycling.

Please bring your electronics to the event on Saturday September 13 from 9 a.m. - noon at 130 Brentwood Highway Garage on 207 Middle Road (RT 111A) in Brentwood, N.H. Residents of the invited towns must have a valid driver's license.

For a full list of materials and additional information, visit www.brentwoodnh.gov or call (603) 642-6400.

Green Alliance members save up to 50% off recycling charges on electronics, including monitors, printers, faxes, copiers, and televisions and FREE battery recycling! Not a member? Join here!