PORTLAND, Ore., June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Waste Management is hosting free e-cycling events in July to help Oregonians safely and conveniently recycle old desktop and laptop computers, monitors and TVs. The events are scheduled for eight locations: Gold Beach, Lakeview, Burns, John Day, Heppner, Moro, Madras, and Hood River.
Free e-cycling opportunities are especially important since Oregon law now prohibits disposing of electronics in garbage carts and at disposal sites. As of January, anyone who knowingly disposes of computers, monitors, or TVs may be fined by the state.
"We know people want to recycle electronic waste responsibly and economically," said Chad Miller, a senior project manager for Waste Management's e-cycling services. "These events provide a convenient and cost-effective solution that protects the environment and allows materials to be recycled into new products."
The July events are part of Oregon E-Cycles, a program implemented by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and financed by electronics manufacturers. Oregon E-Cycles allows individuals to recycle seven computers, monitors and/or TVs at a time, for free. Households, small businesses and small non-profits may recycle more than seven items free of charge.
Oregon E-Cycles does not provide free recycling for keyboards, mice, speakers, printers, scanners or other types of electronics. For more information, visit www.oregonecycles.org or call 1-888-5-ECYCLE (1-888-532-9253).
Free E-Cycling Events Hosted by Waste Management
All events will be held from 9am to 3 pm
Curry County Fairgrounds
parking lot at Saturday Market, No 2nd St and D St
Harney County Fairgrounds
Grant County Fairgrounds
Morrow County Fairgrounds
Sherman County High School
Madras High School
Waterfront Park Expo Center/west parking lot
Electronics collected at these events will be processed in an environmentally responsible manner at Waste Management facilities that are ISO 14001 and 9001 certified, protecting the local environment in those communities along with people handling the electronics.
As a signatory to the Basel Action Network's Electronics Recycler's Pledge of True Stewardship, Waste Management has also pledged to manage electronic waste in a safe and environmentally conscious manner and adhere to measures preventing the export of hazardous e-waste to developing countries.
About Waste Management
Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The Company's customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America.
SOURCE Waste Management, Inc.