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Washoe County, NV Partners in Community e-Waste Recycling Event


Washoe County and partners from all over the community are joining together to support New2U Computers in another Community e-Waste Recycling Event designed to help residents properly dispose of old TV’s and electronics to recycle back into the community.

Partners from all over the community are joining together to support New2U Computers in another Community e-Waste Recycling Event designed to help residents properly dispose of old TV’s and electronics to recycle back into the community.  This year, the event collectors are going to collect all metals in addition to electronics.

New2U Computers in partnership with Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful, KTVN Channel 2 News and Sims Recycling Solutions/Sims Metals Management are joining together with many community sponsors for the Community e-Waste Recycling Event on Saturday, April 23, 2011. Sponsors for the event include The City of Reno, Washoe County, Whole Foods Market, Reno News & Review, Lotus Radio Corp, and Castaway Trash Hauling.

Disposal of electronics is FREE with a $10 donation per vehicle. The donation covers the cost of proper electronic recycling.  New2U Computers follows Department of Defense regulations and will provide a certificate of data destruction upon request.

Items collected include TV’s, computers, laptops, monitors, keyboards, cords/cables, speakers, power supplies, printers, DVD players, and cell phones. Metal items include washers, dryers, refrigerators, metal shelving and car parts.

In 2010 New2U Computers collected nearly 1,000,000 lbs of electronics from our community and 60% of donations are recycled back into the community.  “Keeping waste out of our landfills and recycling what is reusable back into the community is the goal of this community recycling event,” says Krueger, Program Manager of New2U Computers.  New2U Computer provides local people with disabilities free computers and the community with low cost computers.  All proceeds help support Disability Resources and local people with disabilities.

For more information, contact Robin Krueger, New2U Computers Program Manager, at (775) 329-1126 ext. 215 or robin@new2ucomputers.com.

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