[ADEQ Media] ADEQ Announces Free Electronics Waste Recycling Event for Saturday, March 13 on Florence Boulevard in Casa Grande
Tue Mar 2 14:08:57 MST 2010
PHOENIX - (March 2, 2010) - Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
officials announced today that a free regional electronics waste
recycling event will be held Saturday, March 13 from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. in
Casa Grande at 1325 E. Florence Blvd., the large parking lot next to the
northwest corner of the Fry's Shopping Plaza.
ADEQ and its partners -- City of Casa Grande, Casa Grande Police, Keep
Casa Grande Beautiful, Cartridge World and Westech Recyclers --
anticipate collecting tons of unwanted televisions, computer equipment,
monitors, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players,
printers, small appliances, fax machines, stereos, cables and cords
during the event.
"E-waste is hi-tech litter that's becoming one of Arizona's fastest
growing environmental threats," said ADEQ Director Benjamin H. Grumbles.
"We can all make a difference by pitching in to the recycle bin and turn
a potentially toxic stream of waste into useful products and green
profits. This is our latest large regional e-waste recycling event that
we have sponsored in the state during the past six months and we are
expecting an excellent turnout from Casa Grande and the nearby area."
Kevin Louis, City of Casa Grande public works director, said he was
excited about the electronics recycling event and the impact it will
have on keeping electronic products from filling up valuable landfill
space. Louis also invited residents of Arizona City, Eloy, Coolidge and
Florence to bring their recyclable electronics materials.
"The City of Casa Grande is pleased to partner with ADEQ and neighboring
communities as part of the City's ongoing effort to promote the
collection and recycling of electronic waste," Louis said.
Companies and individuals donating e-waste will receive a certificate of
disposal for their records from Westech Recyclers if they want the
document. Westech Recyclers recycles all material in accordance with
state and federal regulations and will erase all hard drives received
with state of the art software. Westech has been recycling the state's
electronic material for more than 14 years and is the primary recycling
partner of most of Arizona's towns and cities.
ADEQ has sponsored e-recycling events in Show Low, Williams, Payson,
Globe/Miami, Superior, Nogales, Tucson, Sun City West, Lake Havasu City
and the Phoenix metropolitan area and collected more than 100 tons of
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