Residents Invited to Drop-Off Electronic Waste for Recycling May 18th


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Residents Invited to Drop-Off Electronic Waste for Recycling May 18th

 The City of Aspen Partners with ERI to Offer Locals Free Drop-Off for Proper e-waste Disposal



Contact:  ERI: Paul Williams, 949-916-6880 or paul@medialinecommunications.com and City of Aspen, Ashley Perl,  Senior Environmental Health Specialist, 970-429-1798 or ashley.perl@cityofaspen.com





Aspen, Colorado – May 15, 2013 - The City of Aspen’s Environmental Health Department has teamed with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to present its annual electronic waste collection event on Saturday, May 18, 2013.



Thanks to LG Electronics USA, Inc., the event is free to all residents.  From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 18th residents can drop off a wide array of unwanted electronic items for responsible recycling at the Community Bank parking lot off Mill Street.



The event provides an opportunity for the community to safely dispose of old televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, printers, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereo equipment, servers, telecom equipment, DVD players and copy machines.



Electronics collected will be recycled by Colorado’s own local recycler ERI, the largest recycler of electronic waste in the nation and the first e-waste recycler in the world to receive both R2 certification and be certified to the Basel Action Network’s e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment. Recycling will be performed at ERI’s Denver location.  LG Electronics USA, Inc. partners with e-Stewards certified recyclers such as ERI, to ensure that recycling is done to the highest industry standards.



“We are excited to be able to bring back free electronic recycling to Aspen residents thanks to ERI’s relationship with LG Electronics,” said Ashley Perl, Senior Environmental Health Specialist for the City of Aspen.



“This electronic recycling event is a further example of the commitment that great communities such as Aspen have made to our environment. Together, we are helping the people of Colorado become more environmentally responsible and are offering them a convenient opportunity to safely dispose of their old electronic devices at the same time,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. 



Colorado residents replace hundreds of thousands of TVs, computers, monitors and other electronic devices every year.  Plus, they store millions more unused electronics in homes, garages and businesses.  Electronic products contain resources such as metal, plastic and glass, which can and should be recycled instead of thrown away. 



For general information on recycling needs, visit www.aspenpitkin.com or call 429-1798. For information about ERI’s programs, visit www.electronicrecyclers.com

 

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Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s largest privately held recycler of electronic waste, is R2 and e-Stewards certified to de-manufacture and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly manner. ERI processes more than 200 million pounds of electronic waste annually at seven locations in seven states. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.




Posted on Wednesday, May 15, 2013