Arizona Department of Environmental Quality officials will hold an electronics waste recycling event Saturday morning, May 7 from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Town of Payson Event Center.
ADEQ and its partners — Payson Water Department, Gila County, Northern Gila County Sanitary District, Town of Star Valley and E-Waste Harvesters of Phoenix — anticipate collecting tons of unwanted televisions, computers, monitors, batteries, chargers, cell phones, VCRs, CD and DVD players, printers, small appliances, fax machines, cables and cords during the event.
The recyclable material will be collected at the Event Center, across Beeline Highway from Mazatzal Hotel and Casino.
E-Waste Harvesters uses state-of-the-art software to erase all hard drives and will provide companies and individuals donating e-waste a certificate of disposal for their records.
“We are excited about returning to Payson again after the excellent event during the first year of our free electronics waste recycling program in that area,” ADEQ Director Henry Darwin said.
“This is a great opportunity for people to dispose of all the unwanted electronics they have collected over the years while at the same time ensuring that this potentially toxic stream of waste is disposed of responsibly and does not take up valuable landfill space.”
During the last e-waste event in Payson, more than five tons of discarded electronics were collected from 125 vehicles in October 2009.