DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Partnering with the Legislators of Colorado, Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) staged a special E-Waste Collection Event last week for employees and Legislators at the State Capitol.
ERI, the largest recycler of electronic waste in the nation, will safely recycle all e-waste collected at this special event that took place on site at the State Capitol.
The event was designed to give government employees an opportunity to safely unload their old computers, television sets, and other out-dated, unusable or unwanted consumer electronic items for proper recycling that is safe and environmentally sound. The Legislators are working with ERI to help set a good example of recycling electronic waste properly and responsibly in advance of the forthcoming electronics landfill ban, which begins on July 1st of this year as part of the Colorado Electronic Waste Recycling Act.
Senator Gail Schwartz sponsored the bill, which advocates responsible management for the recycling of obsolete electronics.
“Today is an example of forward thinking minds coming together to benefit future generations,” said Marjorie Griek, Executive Director of The Colorado Association for Recycling. “The people of Colorado continue to recognize the significance of taking a leadership role in the responsible recycling of electronic waste, which makes us proud stewards of the environment.”
“It’s good to once again be partnering with Colorado Legislators and our friends and colleagues at the Colorado Association for Recycling for this special program,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “We are proud to be able to help the Legislators of Colorado set such a good example of being more environmentally responsible by offering them a convenient opportunity to safely dispose of their old electronic devices in a way that will protect the privacy of their data through certified destruction while benefiting the environment at the same time.”
Now the largest privately held recycler of electronic waste in the US, and the world’s first dual-certified electronic waste recycler, Fresno-headquartered Electronic Recyclers International is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers and other types of electronic equipment.ERI serves public sector clients via GSA contract GS-10F-0051Y and processes more than 200 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations in seven states, including Indiana, California, Washington, Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas and North Carolina.For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.