Town of Avon hosts holiday recycling event on Saturday
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What: Post-Holiday Recycling Event
When: Saturday, January 11, 8:30 a.m. - noon
Where: Old Avon Town Hall Parking Lot, 1 Lake Street, Avon
Cost: Free to attend, fees apply for some facilities
More information: Call 970-827-9725, ext. 133
Did you know Americans create 25% more trash during the holidays?
Several organizations are teaming up to host the third annual post-holiday recycling event for hard-to-recycle items. New this year, there will also be an LED bulb swap.
The event will take place at the old Avon Town Hall parking lot, at 1 Lake St., from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday. Eagle County residents are encouraged to participate. A wide variety of items will be accepted, including:
Bulbs and batteries
Hasbro toys and games
Please note that fees will apply for electronics, bulbs, batteries and paper shredding. Electronic recyclables include devices that are used for entertainment such as movies, music, video games and accessories. Computer monitors, CD, DVD and VCR players, radios, printers, keyboards, televisions, stereos, speakers, game stations and other similar items will also be accepted. Residents who anticipate bringing large loads to the event are encouraged to provide advance notice by calling 970-476-3511.
For the LED bulb swap, all participants are invited to save money and cut climate pollution by exchanging two inefficient incandescent or compact-florescent bulbs for two LED bulbs, free of charge. LED light bulbs produce a warm white light and are dimmable, so they are ideal for living room lamps and kitchens. Replacing two old-tech light bulbs with two LED bulbs saves $16 per year on electric bills and cuts 230 pounds of air pollution. Switching to LED lighting is one of the easiest and lowest-cost ways to reduce air pollution.
Staff from the various host organizations will be managing all aspects of the event, including accepting materials, collecting fees and sorting the items into appropriate containers in preparation for shipment to Denver, where they will be recycled.
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County community to help reduce carbon emissions 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050.
For questions about the event or for more information about recycling, please call 970-827-9725, ext. 133. Sponsors of the event include Walking Mountains Science Center, Vail Honeywagon and the town of Avon.
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