Brockport, New York-based electronics recycling company Sunnking says it is preparing for “record crowds” in response to its first electronics recycling collection events since COVID-19 virus prompted shutdowns in its operating region.
Sunnking says it first free collection event in several months will take place in Batavia, New York, on Saturday, August 1, at the Genesee County Department of Social Services from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Another event will be held in the Rochester, New York, area, where residents can sign up for a collection event in Webster, New York, taking place on Saturday, August 29, in a Xerox Corporation parking lot from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
“Looking at the number of sign-ups, people have clearly used the past couple of months at home to take inventory of their devices, and now want to get their space back,” says Robert Burns, director of marketing for Sunnking.
Sunnking, which says it collects an average of 100 tons of electronics per event, temporarily postponed such events in March because of the pandemic.
“Obviously, we’ve had to change part of our process to ensure a safe environment for our customers and staff,” says Burns. “This includes a new preregistration process, so we know how many people to prepare for, and a contact-less experience where we ask drivers to stay in their vehicles and pack their devices in their trunks or truck beds.”
Because of what it calls the rising costs of recycling and the coronavirus pandemic, Sunnking is also asking supporters for an optional monetary donation to continue providing the collection service.
Residents can pre-register for the respective events online on this web page or call (585) 637-8365.