CANTON - The towns new electronic drop-off program is attracting dozens of customers and some extra cash for the towns coffers.
Since starting in April, roughly eight tons of discarded electronic equipment has been dropped off at the town barn on Stiles Avenue, said Town Highway Superintendent Terry L. Billings.
The drop-off is free for all St. Lawrence County residents who are allowed to bring computers, televisions, cell phones, printers and other electronics.
It started off brisk and its remained steady, Mr. Billings said. Weve had people here from as far away as Star Lake.
The town receives 3 cents revenue for every pound collected by Regional Computer Recycling & Recovery, Victor, a company that recycles electronic parts.
The companys first Canton pickup collected 5,106 pounds of recyclable electronics and generated a $153.18 check received July 7 for the towns general fund balance.
Mr. Billings said two more similar-sized pick ups have been made since and the town is awaiting those revenues.
Computers and televisions are the main items being dropped off.
A lot of people tell us theyre so pleased to have a place to get rid of these things, Mr. Billings said. Technology has run rampant as far as advances being made. A lot of this stuff is obsolete.
Drop-offs are accepted from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Monday and Thursday and by appointment by calling 386-8707. Information is also available from Town Clerk Lisa A. Hammond, 386-3735.