Utah helps contribute to 53 percent eCycling increase

ST. GEORGE – We all have end-of-life electronics languishing in a drawer, closet or basement. But much like paper, cans and other household goods it’s important to recycle them. To help with this endeavor, the Consumer Electronics Association launched a first-ever industry-wide recycling initiative in April 2011 to recycle one billion pounds of electronics annually by 2016. Utah has already played an important role in this challenge, thanks to local consumers utilizing  local drop-off locations.

Brett Barrett, a local scoutmaster, said his troop participated in the event last year. “My Scouts did an E-Cycle drive last fall.  Had everyone bring their old stuff to our chapel and we hauled it over to the pick-up spot for them. Was pretty fun…It was a good experience for the boys and it brought to light how much old electronics people have laying around.”

For a complete list of local eCycling drop-off locations, visit GreenerGadgets.org and type in your zip code.

  • Staples
    963 South Bluff Street
    Saint George, Utah
  • Staples
    245 Red Cliffs Drive
    St George, Utah
  • Deseret Industries – St. George
    2480 East Red Cliffs Dr.
    St. George, Utah
  • Best Buy
    844 W Telegraph St.
    Washington, Utah
  • Washington County Solid Waste Landfill
    325 N. Landfill Road
    Washington, Utah
  • Washington County Landfill
    325 N Landfill Road
    Washington, Utah
  • Staples
    889 S Main St
    Cedar City, Utah

 

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