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E-Waste Recycling Event: November 15

In celebration of America Recycles Day, on November 15 from 9am-4pm 2TRG is offering a great opportunity to recycle all unwanted electronics, or e-waste. Normally charging $0.25/lb to recycle electronics, 2TRG is accepting all electronics (with exception of CRT monitors and televisions) for FREE in exchange for canned food donations. CRT monitors and televisions will be accepted for reduced fees. The event is open to all residents in the Cincinnati area, including residents of counties outside Hamilton County and in northern Kentucky.

 Remember, by recycling these electronics, you are reducing the release of greenhouse gases, saving energy because less energy is being used to manufacture new products, protecting trees, preventing the destruction of natural habitats, conserving natural resources such as wood, water and minerals and curbing landfill growth by keeping 70 tons of waste a year from being deposited.

 Accepted electronics include back up batteries, chips, cables, CD-ROM drives, cell phones, circuit boards, computer speakers, CPU’s, docking stations, DVD players, fax machines, hard drives, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mainframes, mice, modems, PDAs, personal copiers, printers, scanners, servers, speakers, tape and disc drives, telephones, terminals and VCR players.  

 Items can be dropped off with a canned food donation at:

11093 Kenwood Rd, Building 7, Cincinnati, OH 45242

The entrance to their parking lot is marked by a sign for the Blue Ash Distribution Center which has the address of 11085 Kenwood Rd. Electronics can be dropped off at the event door (which will be marked) from 9am-4pm on Monday, November 15.

 2TRG is a local company that has a zero landfill policy. They are a Pledged e-Steward company, which means they are committed to keeping toxic materials out of landfills, incinerators and developing countries. 2TRG tries to reuse items that come in before disassembling and recycling them. The recycling fee they typically charge helps to properly dispose material that does not have any commodity value, and helps them employ over 200 people in the Cincinnati area.

 Many thanks to Dawn Grzadziel from 2TRG for sharing the details of this great event!

November 13, 2010   1 Comment

America Recycles Day: November 15

This Monday, November 15, 2010 marks the 13th year for American Recycles Day (ARD), the only nationally recognized day dedicated to recycling. Beginning in 1997, communities all over the country have participated in ARD on November 15th. It is one day to educate, inform and participate in recycling events, with the hope to inspire and encourage recycling and reducing to occur 365 days a year. Check out America Recycles Day’s website to find a recycling event near you.  “I recycle” is this year’s theme, and the Zoo is proud to recycle anything in any way they can. Bright, green recycling bins are found all over the Zoo, encouraging guests to go green and recycle their plastic bottles and aluminum cans. Every office and animal department has recycling bins. Our old electronics (e-waste) get recycled responsibly, as do any lab equipment, hazardous waste, batteries, even Styrofoam. By preventing these items (paper, plastic, aluminum, e-waste, hazardous waste, etc.) from being placed in the landfill, we can prevent pollution, habitat degradation and reduce the waste stream, making the world a better place for us and for wildlife. The Cincinnati Zoo recycles. Do you?

Check the blog every day for the next week to find out more ways you can REDUCE, REUSE, and RECYCLE in the spirit of America Recycles Day.

November 12, 2010   2 Comments