Thursday, November 15th, noon – 4:00 pm
Salida Recycling Center, behind the Hot Springs Aquatic Center
Electronics Recycling, see prices below
Metech Recycling Company of Denver specializes in the environmentally and ethically sound recycling of electronic materials. Most electronics carry toxic substances that can leach into groundwater if tossed into a landfill, and recycling trace amounts of elemental material helps reduce need for mining. Metech will be collecting everything from batteries to computer monitors, so take advantage of this special opportunity. All hard drives are destroyed, so you don’t have to work about your personal data. Small fees are applicable to certain items:
TV’s and monitors up to 20″: $10
TV’s and monitors 21″ to 32″: $18
TV’s larger than 32″ (per diagonal inch): $1/in
All other electronics (large): $5
All other electronics (small): $2
Cells, pda’s, iPods/MP3, batteries: no charge
Recycling services will be provided by Metech Recycling – Colorado’s *only* certified BAN e-Stewards recycler.
*NO*Export – *NO* global dumping of e-waste
*NO*Prison recycling – The R2 standard allows the use of prison recycling operations; the e-Stewards standard
bans the use of prison labor for processing hazardous e-waste.
*NO*Incineration of e-waste
*YES* Worker protections for recycling workers – the e-Stewards standard specifies the hazards which must be
tested for and specific testing and monitoring that must be done.
MORE REASONS TO RECYCLE WITH METECH:
Adding Jobs to economy: “Fueled by increased demand from businesses and government entities that require certified e-Stewards® recyclers to process and recycle materials from electronic waste, Metech Recycling increased their number of employees by 12% in the past two months. The company also employs temporary workers and those jobs have also grown in recent months.
Job growth at Metech Recycling increased 10.5% in 2010. Employment trends for 2011 indicate an annual jobs increase of more than 12%. The company is adding second shifts to process material for recycling at its plants in Salt Lake City, Omaha, Gilroy CA and Creedmoor, NC.” From Metech Press Release 10/27/11.