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Dispose of Your Old Electronics & Documents Properly: Energy Corridor Recycles Day is Nov. 15

10/24/2014

Help top last year’s haul of nearly 55,000 pounds of recyclable stuff

HOUSTON, October, 2014 – Get ready to dispose of your old electronics, materials and documents environmentally and securely. The Energy Corridor Recycles Day is 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Saturday, November 15, in the parking lot behind the Conoco gas station at N. Eldridge and N. Dairy Ashford, just north of Interstate I-10.

This convenient, one-stop event has become an annual America Recycles Day tradition, recycling tons of unused electronics of all kinds, while reducing clutter throughout West Houston homes, offices and garages.

Enough electronics were dropped off at The Energy Corridor Recycles Day 2013 to fill two 18-wheelers – nearly 30,000 pounds of worth of stuff that might otherwise leak potentially toxic metals into the environment.

More than 4,300 pounds of household textiles were also recycled during last year’s event, while more than 14,000 pounds of documents were securely ripped to shreds. The total haul for one day: 55,000 pounds of recyclable materials. Just think of all the home and office clutter eliminated that day.

It can’t get any easier than this to recycle electronics that have no place in landfills, along roadsides or taking up space in your home or office. Many electronics are laced with potentially toxic materials that can leak into groundwater or contaminate soils.

At The Energy Corridor Recycles Day, a host of volunteers will unload your unwanted electronics and other recyclables. You don’t even have to get out of your vehicle. Those dropping off recyclables can take home a “goodie bag” from event sponsors.

Got outdated cell phones, stereos, computers and monitors? The Energy Corridor Recycles Day will take them. How about those hulking rear screen projection televisions? Bring those, too. Stacks of documents that need secure destruction? Fill up the shredding truck.

Computer equipment and hard drives, televisions, VCRs and DVD players, game consoles, telecommunications equipment and other electronics will be recycled properly by CompuCycle. The Energy Corridor Recycles Day will also accept batteries and recyclable household materials, including textiles like old clothes and towels.

Join BP, ConocoPhillips, Dow Chemical, Phillips 66 and The Energy Corridor District for The Energy Corridor Recycles Day 2014, 9 a.m.—2 p.m. Saturday, November 15.

For more information, contact Rachael Weaver, community relations coordinator for The Energy Corridor District, rweaver@energycorridor.org.

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About The Energy Corridor District
Created in 2001 by the Texas Legislature, The Energy Corridor District (Harris County Improvement District #4) works to enhance the community’s quality of life and sense of place by implementing mobility, public safety, and streetscape and business development initiatives. The Energy Corridor District consists of over 1,700 acres that extend along both sides of Interstate 10 from Kirkwood to west of Barker Cypress and along Eldridge Parkway from north of IH-10 to south of Briar Forest.