City Invites Residents to Recycle Household Electronic Waste

Aspen, CO –January, 2014– The City of Aspen’s Environmental Health Department has teamed with Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to present a special electronic waste collection event on Saturday, January 11th.

 

The event, sponsored by LG Electronics USA, Inc., is free to all residents and will run from 9 am to 1 pm on Saturday at the Community Bank parking lot off Mill Street where locals can drop off a wide array of unwanted electronic items for responsible recycling.

Colorado recently passed legislation that prohibits disposing of electronics into landfills.  Therefore, the city has been designed and event to provide safe disposal of old televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, printers, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereo equipment, servers, telecom equipment, DVD players and copy machines for the entire community.

 

Electronics collected will again  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.



“Being able to provide free electronic recycling to our area is due to ERI’s relationship with LG Electronics, and we are thrilled to be able to host this event” said Liz O’Connell, 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.  Since electronic products contain resources such as metal, plastic and glass, these should be recycled instead of thrown away.  Further, they contain harmful substances such as lead and other heavy metals that need to be kept of the water supply by properly disposing and recycling these items.

 

Businesses may have their electronics picked up on January 10, 2014. Businesses will be charged for these items: [Article].21/lb Display devices; [Article].12/lb General ewaste; [Article].00/lb Computers.(email jhaight@electronicrecyclers.com or call 303-905-1453 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting to schedule a pick up)

 

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.

 

For general information on recycling needs, visit www.electronicrecyclers.com, http://1800recycling.com, www.buybacktech.com or www.urbanmining.org

Posted on Tuesday, January 07, 2014