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Residents Invited to Drop Off Electronic Waste for Recycling

  Residents Invited to Drop Off Electronic Waste for Recycling

The City of Aspen Partners with ERI to Offer Locals Free Drop-Off Location for
                           Proper e-waste Disposal

Business Wire

ASPEN, Colo. -- May 15, 2013

The City of Aspen’s Environmental Health Department has teamed with Electronic
Recyclers International (ERI) to present the annual electronic waste
collection event on Saturday, May 18^th.

Thanks to LG Electronics USA, Inc., the event is free to all residents and
will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Community Bank parking lot
off Mill Street where locals can drop off a wide array of unwanted electronic
items for responsible recycling.

The event has been designed to provide an opportunity for the community to
safely dispose of old televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, cell
phones, printers, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereo equipment, servers,
telecom equipment, DVD players and copy machines.

Electronics collected will be recycled by Colorado’s own local recycler ERI,
the largest recycler of electronic waste in the nation and the first e-waste
recycler in the world to receive both R2 certification and be certified to the
Basel Action Network’s e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse
of Electronic Equipment. Recycling will be performed at ERI’s Denver location.
LG Electronics USA, Inc. partners with e-Stewards certified recyclers such as
ERI, to ensure that recycling is done to the highest industry standards.

“We are excited to be able to bring back free electronic recycling to Aspen
residents thanks to ERI’s relationship with LG Electronics,” said Ashley Perl,
Senior Environmental Health Specialist for the City of Aspen.

“This electronic recycling event is a further example of the commitment that
great communities such as Aspen have made to our environment. Together, we are
helping the people of Colorado become more environmentally responsible and are
offering them a convenient opportunity to safely dispose of their old
electronic devices at the same time,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of
ERI.

Colorado residents replace hundreds of thousands of TVs, computers, monitors
and other electronic devices every year. Plus, they store millions more unused
electronics in homes, garages and businesses. Electronic products contain
resources such as metal, plastic and glass, which can and should be recycled
instead of thrown away.

For general information on recycling needs, visit www.aspenpitkin.com or call
970-429-1798. For information about ERI’s programs, visit
www.electronicrecyclers.com

Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s largest privately held
recycler of electronic waste,is R2 and e-Stewards certified to de-manufacture
and recycle every type of electronic waste in an environmentally friendly
manner.ERI processes more than 200 million pounds of electronic waste
annually at seven locations in seven states.For more information about
e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or
visithttp://www.electronicrecyclers.com.

Contact:

For ERI:
Paul Williams, 949-916-6880
paul@medialinecommunications.com
or
For City of Aspen:
Ashley Perl, 970-429-1798
 
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