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Thank You for Properly Processing Electronics in Alaska

We ask for a $15 donation for computer monitors, LCD TVs, and CRT TVs

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E-cycling is one of the many small things we can do to make our communities, economy, and environment more sustainable

We ask for a $15 (per item) donation for computer monitors, LCD TVs, and CRT TVs to help us offset the cost of recycling. But if you cannot afford this small fee don't worry! We would rather take the monitor and pay for it ourselves so it doesn't end up at a landfill polluting our environment.

For companies, non-profits and government organizations we ask for donations depending on the load size and the number of computer monitors, LCD TVs, and CRT TVs.

For the past 18 years, Cook Inletkeeper and its partners have hosted electronics recycling (e-cycling) events around the Kenai Peninsula. As this year’s events fast approach, it’s important to understand the many advantages of recycling electronic waste.

Electronic waste includes products that have become unwanted, non-working or obsolete. Electronic waste often contains toxic substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, chromium and other heavy metals hazardous to the environment and humans. If these metals are not recycled or properly processed (e.g. dumped at local landfill), toxic chemicals can pollute water supplies and endanger local communities, livestock and wildlife that live nearby.

E-cycling prevents toxic substances from entering the environment and keeps our communities safe. Additionally, recycling electronics supplies a growing market for recycling firms and green jobs. Essentially, e-cycling is one of the many small things we can do to make our communities, economy, and environment more sustainable.

The Homer event will occur on Saturday, April 27th at Spenard Builders Supply. The Soldotna event will also take place on Saturday, April 27th at the Central Peninsula Landfill. The electronic event in Seward will take place on May 11th at the Seward Transfer Site.

To learn more about electronic recycling requirements and sites near you, please email satchel@inletkeeper.org or call 907-235-4068 ext.26.