The NJ Electronics Waste Management Act bans the disposal of computers, televisions, and other "covered devices". Homeowners, businesses, and institutions may not place these items in the trash. Public and Private haulers will be prohibited from picking up these items for disposal.
Manufacturers offering these electronic devices for sale in NJ are being required to develop a "Takeback System" that will offer consumers free drop-off. Retailers will not be permitted to sell any covered electronic device from a manufacturer which has not developed a suitable "Takeback System" approved by the State of New Jersey.
Long Branch DPW operates a drop-off site for residents and businesses of Long Branch, located at 378 Atlantic Avenue across from the Pleasure Bay Park. It is open Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 3 pm, and Saturday 9 am to 1 pm. For more information call LB DPW at - Phone: 732-571-6520. As of May 1st, 2016, the site is not open to other communities. Other communities have access to dispose of electronic items at the County Landfill in Tinton Falls.
The items that are required for recycling are:
- Computer monitor
- Desktop or personal computer
- Fax machine
- Portable computer (laptop)
These items are not collected at the curb by the City. You must bring them to the Center.