"Salt Lake City is offering a series of free e-waste recycling events to give residents an opportunity to dispose of electronics in a responsible way," said Debbie Lyons, Salt Lake City's resource recovery manager. "Historically, these events have been very popular, and we are expecting to collect 10,000 pounds of e-waste at each event."
Responsible recycling of e-waste is important to conserve natural resources and protect the environment, according to Lyons. Many common electronics contain toxic chemicals, including lead and mercury, which can be released into storm drains and groundwater if not handled properly.
For more information, visit www.SLCgreen.com.
The Salt Lake Tribune
E-waste recycling Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to noon
May 11 • Smith's Marketplace, 455 S. 500 East
June 8 • Smith's Food and Drug, 876 E. 800 South
July 13 • Smith's Marketplace, 455 S. 500 East
Aug. 10 • Smith's Food and Drug, 1174 W. 600 North