Community Electronic Waste Recycling event a success

A Community Electronic Waste Recycling Day was hosted Saturday, Sept. 15, at Central Kitsap High School.

During the event, almost 24 tons of electronic waste including 283 computer monitors and 255 televisions were collected to be recycled. Olympic Printer Resources Inc. of Kingston and EcycleNW of Sequim teamed up with Sound Publishing (the parent company of the Central Kitsap Reporter), American Marine Bank and United Rentals to sponsor the event.

More than 20 students from the school volunteered to work at the event. From the fees collected at the event, $1,250 was donated to the Central Kitsap High School (CKHS) Leadership Class that raises funds to support school extracurricular activities.

“I am continually amazed at the wonderful support the Kitsap community has for its schools,” said Diane Winger, the CKHS Leadership Class advisor. “CKHS Leadership students worked continuously for six hours collecting, sorting and packaging the items collected.”

Collected items will be disassembled into their component parts by EcycleNW or resold to certified processors who adhere to U.S. export control regulations regarding the safe handling of electronic waste.

“Our company has been about recycling printer cartridges for 14 years,” said Pete DeBoer, president of Olympic Printer Resources Inc. “We started working with EcycleNW this April and we have found the demand for disposal of electronic waste to be phenomenal. In only five months we have collected over 61 tons of waste to be processed.”

If anyone missed the event or still has electronic waste to recycle, call Olympic Printer Resources Inc. at (360) 297-8384 or (800) 689-5488.

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