[ADEQ Media] ADEQ Announces Free Electronics Waste Recycling Event for Saturday, May 8 at Willcox Community Center
Mon May 3 11:49:40 MST 2010
PHOENIX - (May 3, 2010) - Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
officials announced today that a free electronics waste recycling event
for Willcox and the surrounding area will be held Saturday, May 8 from 9
a.m. to noon at Willcox Community Center, 312 W. Stewart Street.
ADEQ and its partners - the City of Willcox 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 the first event we have done in Cochise County and we
are expecting an excellent turnout from Willcox and the nearby area."
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,
Casa Grande and the Phoenix metropolitan area during the past eight
months and collected more than 130 tons of recyclable material.
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