[ADEQ Media] ADEQ Announces Free Electronics Waste Recycling Event for Saturday, April 16 at Carr McNatt Park in Casa Grande
Tue Apr 5 14:49:15 MST 2011
PHOENIX (April 5, 2011) - Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
officials announced today that a free regional electronics waste
recycling event will be held Saturday, April 16 from 8 a.m. until noon
in Casa Grande in the northwest parking lot of Carr McNatt Park, 1115 N.
ADEQ and its partners -- City of Casa Grande, 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. Nearly 23,000 pounds of e-waste were collected at last year's
Casa Grande event.
"We are excited about returning to Casa Grande again after the excellent
event last year during the first year of our free electronics waste
recycling program in that area," ADEQ Director Henry Darwin said. "This
is a great opportunity for people to dispose of all the unwanted
electronics they have collected over the years while at the same time
ensuring that this potentially toxic stream of waste is disposed of
responsibly and does not take up valuable landfill space."
Kevin Louis, City of Casa Grande public works director, said he was
excited about the electronics recycling event and also noted 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.
ADEQ has held 37 events and collected 896,296 pounds of discarded
electronics since beginning its Free E-Waste Recycling Program in August
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