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New York-based electronics recycler, Sunnking, is preparing for record crowds during its first electronics recycling collection events since the COVID-19 shutdown.

The first free collection will take place in Batavia on Saturday, August 1, in the parking lot of Genesee County Department of Social Services (5130 E. Main St., #3) from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Rochester residents are also welcomed to sign up for the Webster collection on Saturday, August 29, in the Xerox Corporation parking lot (off Caracus Drive) from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Buffalo-area residents are also welcomed to sign up for the West Seneca collection on Saturday, September 19, in the NY DDSO parking lot (off College Drive) 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," said Robert Burns, Director of Marketing for Sunnking.

Sunnking, a 20-year-old certified recycler that has offered the collections in Western and Central New York since 2010, temporarily postponed the events in March due to the pandemic. Sunnking collects an average of 100 tons of electronics per event.

"Obviously, we've had to change part of our process to ensure a safe environment for our customers and staff," said 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."

Due to the rising costs of recycling and the coronavirus pandemic, Sunnking is also asking supporters for an optional monetary donation to continue providing the environmentally responsible service.

Residents can pre-register for their respective events online at Sunnking.com/events or call (585) 637-8365.

The announcement comes during the same year as Sunnking celebrates its 20th-anniversary offering clients throughout New York state electronics recycling, ITAD, and data destruction services.