BOSTON--()--Boston Mayor Thomas M. Menino, the City of Boston and the Boston Public Works Department have teamed with Samsung and Electronic Recyclers International (ERI) to present a special household electronic waste collection event on Saturday, March 23, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The rain-or-shine event will take place at the West Roxbury Public Works Yard on 315 Gardner Street in West Roxbury near Millennium Park. There will be no charge for drop-off of any household electronics.
“We’re extremely proud to be partnering with the City of Boston for this special program”
The public event was designed to provide an opportunity for the community to safely dispose their old televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, printers, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereo equipment, servers, telecom equipment, DVD players and copy machines.
Electronics collected will be trucked away and recycled by Holliston-based ERI, the largest recycler of electronic waste in the nation and the first e-waste recycler in the world to receive both R2 certification and be certified to the Basel Action Network’s e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment.
“We’re extremely proud to be partnering with the City of Boston for this special program,” said John Shegerian, Chairman and CEO of ERI. “This electronic recycling event is a further example of the commitment that great cities such as Boston have made to our environment. Together, we are helping the people of Massachusetts become more environmentally responsible and offering them a convenient opportunity to safely dispose of their old electronic devices at the same time.”
Massachusetts residents replace hundreds of thousands of TVs, computers, monitors and other electronic devices every year. Plus, they store millions more that are not used anymore in homes, garages and businesses. Electronic products contain resources such as metal, plastic and glass, which can and should be recycled instead of thrown away.
Get entrance information and other details by visiting http://electronicrecyclers.com/collection-events.aspx or call Electronic Recyclers International toll-free at 877-829-6209.
Now the largest privately held recycler of electronic waste in the US, and the world’s first dual-certified electronic waste recycler, Fresno-headquartered Electronic Recyclers International is licensed to de-manufacture and recycle televisions, computer monitors, computers and other types of electronic equipment. ERI serves public sector clients via GSA contract GS-10F-0051Y and processes more than 200 million pounds of electronic waste annually at eight locations in seven states, including California, Washington, Colorado, Indiana, Massachusetts, Texas and North Carolina. For more information about e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-884-8466 or visit http://www.electronicrecyclers.com.