Seattle, WA, April 27, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- “Our goal is to educate the community about responsible recycling practices and provide our friends and neighbors with a convenient solution to a growing problem,” said Mark Querry, President of American Electronics Recycling.
“According to EPA estimates there are 4 to 8 pounds of lead in a typical computer monitor and television. Printed circuit boards and new flat screen monitors contain toxic metals such as cadmium and mercury. If electronics are thrown in landfills, these toxins may leach into the soil and groundwater potentially affecting our community. Electronics also contain useful materials such as copper, aluminum, steel and plastics which can be recovered and re-used to produce new products much more efficiently than they could with mined ores. Any way you look at it, recycling electronics just makes sense.”
Recycling your old electronics can also make dollars and cents for Queen Anne Elementary School’s scholarship fund. A portion of the proceeds generated at this event will go toward scholarships for 5th grade students to attend IslandWood Camp, where they will learn about environmental and community stewardship, and to fund outreach programs at Seattle Tilth.
Most electronics can be recycled for free at that the event. A small fee will apply for vacuum cleaners, televisions, and monitors. A complete listing of what can and cannot be recycled at the event can be found at http://www.queenanneelementary.com/recycle.html
About Queen Anne Elementary School
Queen Anne Elementary is an options school serving kindergarten through fifth grade students within the Seattle Public School System and is located in the North Queen Anne neighborhood. The school was established in 2010 and offers students a curricula enhanced with Project Based Learning and Social and Emotional Learning within a 21st century skills education model.
About American Electronics Recycling
American Electronics Recycling is a recycler of surplus electronic products and electronic devices that have reached their end of life. Since 2007, AER has been serving businesses, school districts, government agencies, and non-profit organizations throughout the Puget Sound Region. We are a growing family-owned for-profit business striving to make a difference in our community through our recycling efforts and by creating lasting jobs.