On Saturday, October 6, at the Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride lot off Manford Avenue, community members can conveniently recycle unwanted electronics and have old personal documents shredded and recycled. Both collections take place from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., with Rotary Club of Estes Park sponsoring the Shred-a-Thon and the Town of Estes Park sponsoring electronics recycling.
The Town of Estes Park’s electronics recycling allows residents to conveniently and responsibly recycle old television sets, cell phones, iPods and many other electronics. More than 95 percent of all materials will be fully recycled for remanufacture; no materials will be incinerated or land-filled. Metech Recycling will provide this service.
There is no fee to recycle cell phones, PDAs, iPods or MP3 players. The fee for recycling televisions and monitors up to 20 inches is $10; televisions and monitors 21- 32 inches cost $18; and televisions and monitors larger than 32 inches cost $1 per diagonal inch. Other large electronics cost $5; small electronics cost $2. A full list of accepted electronics may be found at www.metechrecycling.com/list.htm. For more information on this electronics recycling program, please contact Metech Recycling at 720-377-7700.
The Rotary Club of Estes Park’s Shred-a-Thon helps community residents recycle old papers and prevent identity theft. Residents may bring up to five boxes or one large trash bag full of confidential paper materials. A $10 donation to Rotary is suggested for one large trash bag of material; 100 percent of the donations will support students through Rotary Club scholarships.
Items appropriate for the Shred-a-Thon include old bank statements, credit card offers, cancelled checks, medical records, pay check stubs and any documents with personal information. Clips, staples and binders do not need to be removed. No trash or newspapers can be accepted. Waste Management will provide bins to recycle any boxes used to transport shred materials to the collection site. For more information on Rotary’s Shred-a-Thon, please call Tara Moenning at 970-586-3748 or Ron Kuhns at 970-577-1359.