Grand Junction Recycles Day event
Local businesses to hold event for recycling electronics
The city of Grand Junction is joining the national event “America Recycles Day” and city officials want you to join in as well.
The mayor has proclaimed today “Grand Junction Recycles Day” here in the city. This weekend, the city and local businesses will be hosting an event to celebrate their commitment to a cleaner and safer community.
E-Waste Recyclers and other local businesses have teamed up with the city to host this event. Most people think of newspapers, aluminum cans, and plastic bottles when they hear recycling, but these local businesses want your used electronics to be recycled at the event.
“Almost anything that plugs in or uses batteries can be recycled at our facility. Television monitors, computers television, CD's, TV's, laptops, cell phone, all of those types of things can be recycled here at our facility. The nice thing is that we're also giving a 20% discount the whole entire day for the event to try and bring more people in. Most everything we offer is free but there are some things that do have fees”, explains Ken Burns, CEO of E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado.
So far this year, E-Waste Recyclers has recycled 400,000 lbs of electronics that would've ended up in our landfills. Also, for every ton of waste that's recycled instead of going to the landfill, roughly ten jobs are created.
The event will be going on this Saturday from 9AM to noon on 7th Street just north of Riverside Parkway.
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