Hundreds of pounds of old monitors, DVDs and televisions were safely recycled in a town-sponsored event at Cheshire High School on Saturday. A tractor-trailer and a box truck were filled with unwanted electronics in the annual event that's been offered by the Public Works Department for about a decade.
The chance to dispose of unwanted equipment for free was so well received by residents that by mid-morning cars were lined up from the baseball fields to South Main Street.
Operations Manager George Noewatne said the elecronics are recycled by a vendor who reclaims the precious metals from the equipment. "They mine for things resuable," he said. The event fell on the weekend of Earth Day and fits in well with spring cleaning chores.
Noewatne said the popularity of the event was a little surprising because quite a few electronics stores now accept equipment for recycling. "It was well taken advantage of," he said.