There are 3 green classes (two topics) this October. I hope you can make it to learn about ways to reduce waste! Each class is free, but space is limited! To reserve your spot and receive your free ticket, visit our e-ticketing store.
October 10, 6pm: E-Waste Recycling
2trg, an e-waste (electronic waste) recycler and pledged e-Steward, will address a growing problem that affects everyone – increasing amounts of electronic waste caused by technology obsolescence. 2trg will explain the problems associated with recycling e-waste, discuss solutions offered by the recycling industry, and teach you what to look for when choosing an electronics recycler.
October 17, 6pm & October 24, Noon: Worm Composting
Join representatives from Hamilton County Soil and Water District to learn about how easy it is to vermicompost at home. See a working worm bin first hand and learn about the do’s and don’ts to maintaining your own worm bin. Information will be given about vermicomposting as well as where to get worms to start your own system. Bring your questions and learn all about how worms can eat your garbage!
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
September 30, 2011 1 Comment
Many of you may be looking for ways to dispose of electronics that were replaced with new ones this past holiday season. This Saturday, January 15, Whole Foods will be offering a FREE E-Cycling Event at most of their stores. Recycling your e-waste (any electronics) is great for the environment, as it recovers valuable materials to make new products, decreases greenhouse gas emissions, reduces pollution and saves energy and resources. Event details are as follows:
E-Cycling Made Easy!
Saturday, January 15, 10am – 3pm
Whole Foods Cincinnati – 2693 Edmonson Rd.
Whole Foods Mason – 5805 Deerfield Blvd.
Possible acceptable items include:
Desktop computers, keyboards and mice
Mainframe computer systems
Cathcode Ray Tubes (CRT’s) and Monitors
Modems and telephone boards
Hard drives, floppy drives and CD ROMs
Phones, fax machines & telecommunications hardware
Computer boards, CPUs & memory chips, circuit boards, connecting wires & cables
Kitchen electronics such as blenders, food processors, etc.
Please note, they cannot accept televisions for recycling. Any hard drives in computers will be removed, scrubbed and destroyed by their partners at Esquire Environmental after collection.
January 12, 2011 2 Comments
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 No Comments