Grand Junction steps up recycling effort
In an effort to encourage recycling in the community, Mayor Bill Pitts has proclaimed November 15 to be, 'Grand Junction Recycles Day'.
The city is joining the national event, 'America Recycles Day'.
There haven't been many convenient ways to recycle in Grand Junction in the past, but some companies are spearheading the effort to make the city a recycle-friendly community.
In July, KJCT reported on a newer company called Commercial Refuse Service. The business offers single-stream recycling, so you don't have to separate your recyclables.
For more information on how to sign up for their service visit: http://www.kjct8.com/news/G-J-company-takes-the-pain-out-of-recycling/-/163152/15773416/-/45yyhjz/-/index.html
For items that can't be handled by a recycling company, another business is making it easier to safely rid yourself of old electronics.
According to a release from E-Waste Colorado, there's a great need for local businesses, industries, nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and citizens to step up and work together for a recycling-friendly community.
E-Waste Recyclers of Colorado wants to educate residents about the best recycling and e-waste disposal practices.
As more people become dependent on electronics in their personal and professional lives, officials with E-Waste Recyclers say it's important to safely dispose of those items.
They offer electronic recycling and data destruction.
According to E-Waste officials, data destruction is particularly vital, as computers, hard drives, copiers, and smartphones store information that is sensitive and private to their users.
They say they can dismantle and recycle a wide range of electronics and storage devices at their facility, located at 1027 South 7th Street in Grand Junction.
They've recently acquired a shredder than can destroy 600 hard drives in an hour.
If traveling to the facility isn't a possibility, E-Waste Recyclers can come to your home or business. For more information, call 986-4002.
If you have items to recycle, join the city, and the nation, to make a difference on Thursday.
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