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Arvada’s two-week recycling event for e-waste and other items ended 6 days and 1 deluge later

Arvada’s two-week recycling event for e-waste and other items ended 6 days and 1 deluge later

DENVER, Colo. – Two hundred thousand pounds of electronics. Forty thousand gallons of paint. Six hundred mattresses. Seven hundred seventy three smoke detectors.

It took a pair of semi trucks, running each day for a week and a half, to haul away all the items dropped off by thousands of Arvada residents at the city’s event for hard-to-recycle items last month. So overwhelming was the stream of discards that the city canceled the free, nearly two-week effort after just six days.

Click here to read the full article in the Denver Post and learn how the Good Electronics program at Goodwill Industries of Denver diverts e-waste from the landfill.