Electronics Recycling: TNCC & Telluride Host Fall E-cycle

by Walter Wright

The Town of Telluride in cooperation with The New Community Coalition (TNCC) is hosting Fall E-Cycle – Regional Electronics Only Recycling Friday and Sat. Oct. 1-2, 2010.

Regional residents and businesses may drop items on Friday, October 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.  and Saturday, October 2, 2010, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at 1370 Black Bear Road at the Public Works & Transit Facility in the Town of Telluride. 

Why recycle electronics?  Besides the benefits of keeping keep your hazardous materials out of landfills, electronics that are obsolete, broken, and destined for recycling or disposal are sometimes called "e waste." There are many chemical and mineral elements in e waste. A circuit board contains copper, gold, silver, platinum and palladium, as well as lead. If recycled properly, this waste can provide valuable sources of secondary raw materials, while keeping toxins out of landfills where they can leach into water sources.

 For a bit more info check out Waste Management's website and/or watch this short video.: http://www.thinkgreen.com/ecomoment-ecycling.

And thank you to Waste Management for  providing this service to the Telluride community.

Here is a list of what is accepted and the fees for dropping off:
Large Copiers                                $50.00
Huge Televisions                            $30.00
Televisions > 19 in.                            $15.00
Computer Monitors, Televisions < 19 in.                $12.00
Large Printers, Large Fax Machines                    $12.00
Small Printers, Small Fax Machines, Battery Backups        $10.00
Whole CPU’s, Towers, Laptops                    $  8.00
Stereos, VCR’s, Receivers, Digital Cameras                 $  5.00
Peripherals: Keyboards, Speakers, Mice                FREE
Phones, Chargers, Cables, Circuit Boards, etc.            FREE

The following items will not be accepted:    Microwaves, Smoke Detectors, Household Appliances, Air Conditioners, Batteries OR Tires.

For more information call: 728-8415 or TNCC @ 728-1340.

Thank you all for doing what is right and helping to preserve our community and beyond. 

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