[ADEQ Media] ADEQ Announces Electronics Waste Recycling Event will be held Saturday, May 7 at Town of Payson Multi-Event Center
Mon Apr 25 14:04:28 MST 2011
PHOENIX (April 25, 2011) - Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
officials announced today that an electronics waste recycling event will
be held Saturday morning, May 7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Town of
Payson Multi-Event Center, 1400 S. Beeline Highway.
ADEQ and its partners - Payson Water Department, Gila County, Northern
Gila County Sanitary District, Town of Star Valley and E-Waste
Harvesters of Phoenix -- anticipate collecting tons of unwanted
televisions, computers, monitors, batteries, chargers, cell phones,
VCRs, CD and DVD players, printers, small appliances, fax machines,
cables and cords during the event. The recyclable material will be
collected at the Multi-Event Center, in the south part of Payson across
Beeline Highway from Mazatzal Hotel and Casino.
E-Waste Harvesters uses state of the art software to erase all hard
drives and will provide companies and individuals donating e-waste a
certificate of disposal for their records.
"We are excited about returning to Payson again after the excellent
event 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."
During the last e-waste event in Payson, more than five tons of
discarded electronics were collected from 125 vehicles in October 2009.
"The Town of Payson looks forward to the opportunity to work with ADEQ
and our other partners to offer this much-needed recycling event," said
Buzz Walker, Payson's Water Department Manager. "These events are
typically some of the most well-attended of all our various town
ADEQ has sponsored 39 events since the e-waste program's inception in
August 2009 and collected 915,935 pounds of material from more than
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