You can recycle electronics in Vail
VAIL -Now’s the time to rid your home of those unwanted computers and other electronics. The Eagle Valley Alliance for Sustainability is hosting its annual electronics recycling event in Vail on May 14. Paper shredding is also available this year for residents who wish to shred confidential documents in an environmentally-friendly manner.”Get the Lead Out” will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Town of Vail RV parking lot located east of the Lionshead parking structure. Paper shredding will take place at the same location between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.The electronics recycling is provided by MeTech of Denver. MeTech disassembles the electronics into its core components with a goal of 100 percent recycling. MeTech ensures data security by physically destroying the hard drive and will provide a certificate guaranteeing the destruction of the disk. This service is $5 per computer or small printer; $10 for monitors up to 17″ and larger printers; very large items may cost more. There is no charge to recycle keyboards and other accessories with a computer. To learn more about the process and MeTech visit http://www.Metechrecycles.com.The paper shredding is provided by Paper Wise of Glenwood Springs at $10 per box. The paper will be shredded on-site and will then be transported to be composted or recycled. All paper is 100 percent recycled. To learn more about Paper Wise visit http://www.paperwise.net.”Get the Lead Out” is sponsored by the town of Vail, Eagle County, NRC Broadcasting and All Mountain Technologies. For more information or questions, call Bill Carlson, town of Vail environmental health officer at 970-479-2333, or call Matt Scherr with Eagle Valley Alliance at 970-827-9999.