Brick has joined the growing number of local communities to stop accepting “e-waste” disposed by residents.
The township has long had a large container at the recycling center on Ridge Road that was filled with old televisions, computers and other electronic items. The service has been discontinued, township officials said, due to the rising cost of disposing of the waste. Likewise, pickup of electronic items at the curbside has been discontinued.
“The elimination of E-Waste collection was necessitated by the rising costs to dispose of electronic items,” the township said in a statement. “At one time, the township generated revenue through E-Waste collection. Over recent years, the service began costing the township money.”
Brick is the latest Shore community to end its e-waste disposal collection. Last month, Lavallette discontinued its service as well, and began charging a fee for home collection. John O. Bennett, that town’s administrator, said governments are charged $570 per load to drop off equipment.
Residents may still dispose of E-Waste at the Ocean County Recycling Center, 691 New Hampshire Avenue, Lakewood Township.