Friends and Eisenhower electronics recycling drive a huge success-next drive set for May 16, 2009.

Wyckoff residents contributed in force on March 29 and made the first electronics recycling drive sponsored by the Friends of Wyckoff and Eisenhower School Service Project (ESP) a resounding success. Our second recycling drive held on October 4 was just as successful; we collected over 6 tons of computers, televisions cell phones and batteries. Watch for information about our next drive on May 16, again at the Wyckoff Reformed Church in Wyckoff.

We stopped counting the cars dropping old computers and televisions off after we reached 275—often there simply wasn’t time to count. We collected enough material to fill two 20-foot box trucks floor to ceiling. We collected about 400 computers and monitors, 250 televisions and about 1,500 printers, VCRs, fax machines, modems, radios and keyboards. In all, we estimate Wyckoff residents were able to keep 14 tons of electronics out of landfills.

Two-dozen volunteers from Eisenhower, the Ramapo High School Environmental Club and the Friends were on hand to help residents unload at the Wyckoff Reformed Church, which loaned its parking lot for the event. Volunteers also collected five, five-gallon buckets of household batteries and 200 cell phones.

Working computers and televisions were donated and cell phones are being donated to charity.

Volunteers from the Friends of Wyckoff, Eisenhower Service Project and Ramapo Environmental Club.

Electronics recycling drive organizer Andrea Mateo helps unload.

Friends Executive Committee members Mike Brienza, Ray Steele and Martin Costello take a break from loading one of the trucks.