Vestal, NY, October 29, 2011 --(PR.com
)-- “I Recycle” is the theme of the 2011 America Recycles Day (ARD), which takes place every November. Millions of Americans have pledged to increase their recycling habits at home and at work over the 14-year history of ARD, a nationally-recognized initiative which is organized by Keep America Beautiful and dedicated to encouraging people to recycle more at home, at work, and on the go.
eco International will proudly declare “I Recycle. Do you?” at their free electronics recycling event coming up on Saturday November 12th from 9am-2pm at eco International 200 Stage Road in Vestal, NY.
“This will be our last Saturday collection event of the year,” said Heather Palmer, eco International’s Marketing and Social Media Manager. “We encourage the community to celebrate America Recycle's Day by bringing their old, outdated, unwanted, and flood damaged electronics to eco International for free and responsible recycling.”
“Our goal is to keep electronics out of the landfills and to educate the community about responsible recycling,” said Palmer. “The EPA website indicates that there are 4 to 8 pounds of lead in computers and television CRT monitors. Printed circuit boards in computers, music players and other electronic gear contain toxic metals such as chromium, nickel and zinc. Plastics contain flame retardants which are extremely toxic and persist in the environment. If electronics are thrown in landfills, these toxins may leach into groundwater affecting your local community.”
Items that will be accepted at the event include: Computers, Monitors, Laptops, Printers, Scanners, Copiers, Televisions, VHS/DVD Players, Cell Phones, Gaming Systems, Servers, Wires/Cables, Hard Drives, Speakers, Small Kitchen Appliances, Stereos, and Cassette Players.
The community, including residents and businesses, is invited to visit their website or visit eco International on Facebook to find more details.
eco International is an EPA R2 certified recycler, an ISO 14001:2004 certified company, and a Green Business Network approved recycler located in Vestal New York and serves a large customer base in the North East. The company specializes in dismantling of electronic scrap and secure data destruction.