Filed under: City of Scottsdale, Community Services, Environment, Scottsdale | Tags: Arizona, electronics, recycling, Scottsdale Arizona
Question – what weights 38,000 pounds and requires four one-ton trucks and a 48-foot semi trailer to haul?
Answer – the gear dropped off by residents last month during the city’s
electronics recycling event.
More than 900 participants dropped off everything from cell phones to
computers during the event, diverting materials that otherwise would end up in area landfills. The city’s electronics recycling contractor, ScrapComputer.com, instead refurbishes the equipment or disassembles it for recycling or resale of parts. Since the first electronics recycling collection event was held in 2002, 11,690 participants have brought in more than 339 tons of electronics.
The next event is scheduled to be held on Oct. 10. For more information contact the city’s Solid Waste Management Division at (480) 312-5602 or visit: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/recycle/recyclingelectronics.asp
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