Colorado state agency releases report on computer recycling - Electronics Recycling

The state of Colorado's Governor's Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC) has produced a report that summarizes 15 statewide computer collection events the department co-sponsored last year.

The report, "Colorado Computer Recycling Collection Events," summarizes the issues, efforts and data discovered while planning and executing these events.

Colorado state agency releases report on computer recycling - Electronics Recycling"OEMC wanted to help Colorado citizens and businesses better understand the implications of a growing waste stream by examining market conditions, infrastructure needs and community interest," Rick Grice, director of OEMC, says.

Approximately 1,000 households and 200 small businesses and local governments participated in the OEMC-sponsored computer collection events. The collections gathered more than 350,000 pounds of unwanted computer equipment for recycling and reuse.

OEMC helped establish relationships between vendors and local communities. OEMC's competitive bid process selected two vendors to provide collection and recycling services. Waste-Not Recycling of Pierce, Colo., managed four events. Recycle America Alliance eCycling Services, the subsidiary of Houston-based Waste Management Inc. that handles electronics recycling, managed 10 collection events.