Recycle-A-Thon

Posted by Carley Wilcox on Friday, September 15th, 2017 at 2:19pm.

Did you Know?

  1. A large number of what is labeled as "e-waste" in Boulder, Colorado is actually not waste at all, but rather whole electronic equipment or parts that are readily marketable for reuse or can be recycled for materials recovery. 
  2. E-waste represents 2% of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste
  3. Cell phones and other electronic items contain high amounts of precious metals like gold or silver. Americans dump phones containing over $60 million in gold/silver every year. 
  4. For every 1 million cell phones that are recycled, 35,274 lbs of copper, 772 lbs of silver, 75 lbs of gold, and 33 lbs of palladium can be recovered. 
  5. It takes 530 lbs of fossil fuel, 48 lbs of chemicals, and 1.5 tons of water to manufacture one computer and monitor.

 

Join Us!

September 23rd, 2017

 

Are you an aspiring minimalist? Or just looking to declutter?

Bring all of your recycling needs tour office near Meadows Shopping Plaza at Baseline

 

  

Genesis Electronics Recycling Colorado

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Drop Off your E-Waste!

What is E-Waste? Any technology that is nearing the end of its useful days. This may include:

 

COMPUTER ITEMS SUCH AS:

DESKTOPS

LAPTOPS

MAINFRAMES

SERVERS

 

PERIPHERALS SUCH AS:

KEYBOARDS

MICE

MODEMS

CABLES

 

TELECOM ITEMS SUCH AS:

CELL PHONES

LAND PHONES

RADIOS

SWITCHES

FAX MACHINES

SWITCHBOARDS

ANY TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

 

GAMING PRODUCTS:

LCD TV'S

GAMING SYSTEMS

ELECTRONIC GAMES

 

ELECTRONIC PARTS SUCH AS:

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARDS

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT  CARDS

CONNECTORS

CABLES

RELAYS

 

DUPLICATION DEVICES:

PRINTERS (DESKTOP)

PRINTERS (SELF STANDING)

COPIERS (DESKTOP)

COPIERS (SELF STANDING)

 

OTHER EQUIPMENT:

SCIENTIFIC TESTING EQUIPMENT

TESTING EQUIPMENT

HOSPITAL EQUIPMENT

UPS (DESKTOPS)

UPS (SELF STANDING)

 

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See you there!

 

 

Did You Know? Sources

Slade, Giles. "iWaste." Mother Jones, 2007. Web Accessed April 11, 2015.

Voakes, Greg. "The Lesser-Known Facts About E-Waste Recycling." Business Insider, 2012. Web Accessed April 11, 2015.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Wastes - Resource Conservation - Common Wastes & Materials - eCycling." Web Accessed April 11, 2015.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Wastes - Resource Conservation - Common Wastes & Materials - eCycling." Web Accessed April 11, 2015.

Electronics TakeBack Coalition, A Project of the Tides Center. "Facts and Figures on E-Waste and Recycling." Web Accessed April 11, 2015.

“11 facts About E-Waste.” DoSomething.org | Volunteer for Social Change, www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-e-waste. Accessed 15 Sept. 2017.

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