Saturday, April 30, 2011

Residents may recycle their old electronic devices on Saturday, April 30, 2011 by scheduling an appointment to attend the "Eco-rally Electronic Recycling Collection Event."  Electronics recycling services will be offered at a significantly reduced price of $5 per vehicle (limit of 2 "screens" per vehicle, see below for more details).

1.  Sign up at DenverGov.org/EcoRally
2.  Choose your appointment time slot.
3.  Show up on April 30th at your scheduled appointment time with your electronic items.

LOCATION:  Auraria Campus, Tivoli Center, 900 Auraria Parkway

APPOINTMENT TIMES:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Event Participation is by Appointment Only!

FEE:  $5 per vehicle, cash or check only.  Limit of 2 “screens” (televisions, monitors and/or laptops) per vehicle. Additional screens will cost an additional fee of $5 per screen.

ITEMS ACCEPTED:  Televisions, monitors, CPUs, laptops, printers, scanners, faxes, keyboards, mice, stereos, external hard drives and storage devices, cellular phones, telephones, DVRs, VCRs, digital cameras, video recorders, MP3 players, and some small appliances such as microwaves.

ITEMS NOT ACCEPTED:  Air conditioners, large appliances, vacuum cleaners, car batteries or household batteries (rechargeable batteries okay).

The Eco-rally is an electronics recycling, education and engagement initiative that partners Comcast with the City and County of Denver and local consumers to address the serious environmental concern of TVs and electronics in landfills.  As residents are increasingly upgrading their televisions, computers and other electronics, they’ve put their older technology in storage or the trash.   The U.S. EPA estimates that between 1980 and 2005, 180 million electronic devices have accumulated in storage and in 2005 alone Americans threw away an estimated 1.5 million tons of e-waste.  It is important to know that electronic waste is potentially toxic and it can leach dangerous chemicals into our groundwater and pollute our air.  Additionally, by recycling electronics we can reduce the need to extract the planet’s natural resources to make more electronics components.  Comcast is proud that they were the first cable company to host an electronics recycling event.

This event is sponsored by Comcast, City of Denver Public Works, Solid Waste Management/Denver Recycles, and Metech.