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Recycle Electronics And Shred Personal Documents

On Saturday, October 8, community members can recycle unwanted electronic equipment and shred old personal documents at the same convenient location. From 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Rotary Club of Estes Park will offer a Shred-a-Thon and the Town of Estes Park will offer electronics recycling. Collection for both programs will be in the Fairgrounds Park-n-Ride lot off of Manford Avenue.

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% of all materials will be fully recycled for remanufacture; no materials will be incinerated or land-filled. Metech Recycling will provide this service.

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. There is no fee to recycle cell phones, PDAs, iPods or MP3 players. 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.

Shred-a-Thon

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; all proceeds 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, please. Waste Management will provide bins to recycle 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.

 

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