For Immediate Release: Jan. 31, 2011
Free recycling event nets 58,500
pounds of e-waste
ARIZ. (Jan. 31, 2011) The electronics waste recycling day at Estrella
Mountain Community College on Jan. 29 was a roaring success. Goodyear, along with
other local communities and organizations, teamed up with the Arizona
Department of Environmental Quality for this event.
than 750 vehicles brought 58,500 pounds of e-waste to EMCC to be recycled, with
Goodyear leading the pack. Cities, towns and communities participating and
numbers of vehicles from each were Goodyear, 257; Avondale, 153;
Litchfield Park, 145; Buckeye, 43; Phoenix, 36; Surprise, 32; Sun City,
20; Glendale, 13; Tolleson, 14; Waddell, 12; Peoria, 7; Sun City
West, 9; Tonopah, 5; El Mirage, 3; and Gila Bend, 1.
e-waste recycling event had the greatest attendance since ADEQ began its free
electronics waste recycling program in 2009.
event was co-sponsored by ADEQ and its partners: the cities of Goodyear, Avondale,
Litchfield Park and Tolleson, Littleton Elementary School District, Estrella
Mountain Community College and E-Waste Harvesters of Phoenix.
extended special thanks to EMCC Sustainability Coordinator Susan Staal for her
help in acquiring use of the site, Avondale Recycling Director Les Miller for
his help the day of the event, and Avondale Public Information Officer Pier
Simeri, Goodyear Public Information Officer Nora Fascenelli and Litchfield Park
Assistant City Manager Sonny Culbreth for their publicity efforts.