DENVER, June 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Colorado Association for Recycling (www.cafr.org) named Allyson Weaver, Account Executive at Metech Recycling, leader of the Electronics Recycling and Reuse Committee (ERRC). The ERRC is helping educate Coloradans about the Colorado Electronic Recycling Jobs Act that bans disposal of electronic devices in landfills, beginning July 1, 2013.
ERRC members and CAFR Executive Director, Marjorie Griek, helped draft and gain passage of the new Colorado law. The law also requires state agencies to dispose of electronics with recyclers certified to the e-Stewards® or R2 Standard. Electronic devices contain hazardous materials including lead and mercury that are hazardous to handle and toxic to worker health and the environment.
Weaver and the ERRC confirmed the most environmentally responsible disposal option is recycling through a reputable and certified electronics’ recycling firm. A non-certified electronics recycler in Denver recently closed its doors without warning, leaving thousands of pounds of electronics in a warehouse. According to Weaver, “Using a certified e-Stewards® recycler is the best way to ensure that your electronics will be handled in a responsible manner and that your identity and assets are protected from theft.”
Metech Recycling (http://www.metechrecycling.com) is a Certified e-Stewards® and R2 Certified recycler headquartered in Worcester, MA. Metech Recycling provides responsible materials processing and documentation of data device destruction services that meet the highest environmental standards in the industry. The company’s recycling facilities are located in Massachusetts, North Carolina, Colorado, Utah, and California. Combined, these facilities have the capacity to process more than 50,000 tons of e-waste annually.
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