[ADEQ Media] ADEQ Announces Free Electronics Waste Recycling Event for Saturday, May 22 at Safeway Parking Lot in Winslow
Tue May 11 14:47:41 MST 2010
PHOENIX (May 11, 2010) - Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
officials announced today that a free electronics waste recycling event
for Winslow and the surrounding northeastern Arizona region will be held
Saturday, May 22 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the parking lot of Safeway
supermarket in Winslow, 1601 N. Park Drive.
ADEQ and its partners - City of Winslow, Navajo County, Hopi Tribe
Economic Development Corp., Little Colorado River Plateau Resource
Conservation & Development Area, Safeway, Napa Auto Parts and E-Waste
Harvesters -- 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. We are expecting a large turnout from Winslow and the
surrounding area. Come and shop and bring your electronics waste with
Joe Jarvis, director of code enforcement for the City of Winslow, said
he is eagerly anticipating the upcoming event because disposal of
electronics waste has been a long-standing problem in the area.
"This is the first time there has been a large-scale effort here to
collect electronics waste and dispose of it in an environmentally
sensitive way," Jarvis said. "E-waste fills up valuable landfill space
and contains dangerous materials like lead and cadmium in it. This event
is the proper way to dispose of this waste and we are glad to be
Companies and individuals donating e-waste will receive a certificate of
disposal for their records from E-Waste Harvesters if they want the
document. E-Waste Harvesters recycles all material in accordance with
state and federal regulations and will erase all hard drives received
with state of the art software.
ADEQ has sponsored e-recycling events during the past eight months in
Show Low, Williams, Payson, Globe/Miami, Superior, Nogales, Tucson, Sun
City West, Lake Havasu City, Casa Grande, Camp Verde, Cottonwood and the
Phoenix metropolitan area and collected more than 145 tons of recyclable
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