Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) April 03, 2014
Many of us have an old cell phone sitting in a drawer at home. We know that we shouldn’t throw it away, but we’re not sure what to do with it. Old cell phones along with many other electronics with a plug or battery pack contain materials such as lead and mercury which can be harmful to the planet if they are put into a landfill.
Republic Services of Denver is pleased to offer the local community a convenient option to recycle unwanted consumer electronics in an environmentally responsible way. Through “E-Cycle Colorado,” an electronics recycling event held Saturday, April 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, the community can bring unwanted consumer electronics to the event and Republic Services will responsibly handle the disposal.
“All electronics waste can be reused or broken down, and the materials recycled. Additionally, with new mandates in place prohibiting electronics from being discarded in landfills, it is more important than ever before to provide a community collection event with convenient and cost effective options to recycle unwanted electronics,” stated Mark Allen, Republic Services general manager. “Environmental sustainability is a core business principle at Republic Services and providing this resource to the community is part of our commitment to increase recycling and protect our planet.”
Items accepted: televisions; computer monitors and hard drives; laptops; printers; scanners; faxes; keyboards and other computer accessories; stereos; external hard drives and storage devices; cell phones; telephones; DVRs; VCRs; digital cameras; video recorders; MP3 players; wires; cables; and some small appliances such as microwaves.
For more information visit RepublicServicesDenver.com or call 303-286-1200. Follow us on Facebook for event updates, recycling tips and more.
Republic Services, Inc. is an industry leader in U.S. non-hazardous solid waste and recycling. Through its subsidiaries, Republic’s collection companies, transfer stations, recycling centers and landfills focus on providing reliable environmental services and solutions for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. Republic and its employees believe in protecting the planet and applying common sense solutions to customers’ waste and recycling challenges. For more information, visit the Republic website at republicservices.com.