FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Rebecca Quintero
Tucson Clean & Beautiful
TUCSON CLEAN & BEAUTIFUL TO HOST ELECTRONICS RECYCLING COLLECTION EVENT
Date: Saturday, October 8, 2011
Time: 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Place: El Pueblo Neighborhood Center, 101 W. Irvington Rd., Tucson, AZ 85714
Directions: West side of Nogales Hwy. just south of 6th Ave. & Irvington Rd.
Don’t know what to do with your broken television set sitting in the carport? Want to recycle it properly and safely? Tucson Clean & Beautiful is hosting an electronics collection event in partnership with American Retroworks, Cartridge World Tucson, Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse, and Sony, to conserve resources and improve our environment.
This recycling collection event will accept televisions, computers, monitors, printers and other peripheral items, printer cartridges, cell phones and other small household electronics (i.e., fans, mixers, toasters, vacuums), home entertainment equipment, telephones and other electronic components. All working and non-working electronics will be accepted.
Recycling fees apply for selected items, including $10 per television (whether working or non-working); and $5 for computer monitors without a computer tower (no fee to recycle computer monitors with a tower; and no fee for other computer components and small electronics). Only small quantities from residential sources are accepted. Commercial origin or large quantities are only accepted with prior approval and an appointment. Note: this program does NOT accept large appliances, refrigerators and air conditioners for recycling.
“SONY is providing TV-recycling coupons at this event to pay for the cost of recycling old Sony televisions to further encourage recycling. Electronic waste collected at this event will be properly de-manufactured and used to help develop markets for electronic waste recycling in North America,” according to Douglas Smith of Sony.
The first 100 families who bring electronics for recycling will receive a $5 Bookmans Gift Card.
Tucson Clean & Beautiful is a non- profit organization now in its 3rd decade as the flagship for community environmental volunteer efforts in the Tucson area. Its programs address recycling and waste reduction, urban forestry, land stewardship, and beautification. Call (520) 791-5000, visit www.tucsoncleanandbeautiful.org or email email@example.com for more information, to volunteer or to make a donation. Information about each recycling partner may also be found on their respective websites:
- American Retroworks – www.retroworks.com
- Bookmans Entertainment Exchange – www.bookmans.com
- Cartridge World Tucson – www.cartridgeworldusa.com
- Emerge! Center Against Domestic Abuse – www.emergecenter.org
- Sony – www.sony.net