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Smithtown Could Make $7,500 Yearly on E-Waste Contract

Town of Smithtown signs new electronic waste management contract with eRevival.

Smithtown town officials hope to save more than $7,000 by signing a new electronic waste management contract that takes effect this Thursday. 

Newsday reports that town officials approved a two-year contract with eRevival of Garfield, NJ to collect and destroy used electronic goods. This may include used cell phones, computers, stereos, fax machines and other electronics. 

The new e-waste contract replaces the town's previous one with eScrap Electronics of Islandia, according to Newsday. 

Under the new contract, New Jersey-based company has agreed to pay the Town of Smithtown 7.8 cents for each pound of scrap metal that they take away. Town environmental director Russell Barnett told Newsday this could net Smithtown approximately $7,500 a year. 

Read more on Newsday about the Town of Smithtown's new agreement for ewaste management. 

bbaro February 29, 2012 at 01:31 PM
It looks like some is getting a little kickback. What plans do they have for the 7500 savings. Somethings fishy.
BillLongisland February 29, 2012 at 04:26 PM
Sounds like we have a replacement for the recently passed, John Powell ! In fact, he may be a "double dipper" according to his Linkedin account... Russell Barnett Environmental Director at Town of Smithtown Greater New York City Area Government Administration Current Environmental Director at Town of Smithtown Executive Board Member at Greater Long Island Clean Cities Coalition Past Adjunct Faculty at Suffolk County Community College Education State University of New York at Stony Brook University of Wisconsin-Madison Columbia University in the City of New York http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=41650605&authType=NAME_SEARCH&authToken=XbsU&locale=en_US&srchid=5b2f4071-a85d-460f-8762-299e61ede387-0&srchindex=5&srchtotal=40&goback=%2Efps_PBCK_*1_Russell_Barnett_*1_*1_*1_*1_*2_*1_Y_*1_*1_*1_false_1_R_*1_*51_*1_*51_true_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2_*2&pvs=ps&trk=pp_profile_name_link

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