On April 21st in honor of Earth Day, Keep Temple Beautiful and Electronic Waste Disposal (EWD) is hosting the annual electronic recycling event from 9am to 2pm. Businesses, citizens and surrounding communities will have the opportunity to protect the environment by properly recycling computer equipment, cell phones, monitors, lawn equipment, gaming equipment and much, much more. This E-Waste event will be held at Holy Trinity Catholic High School located at 6608 W. Adams Ave. It is free to the public, businesses and open to neighboring cities; Fort Hood, Killeen, Copperas Cove, Harker Heights, Belton, Salado, Waco and all others.
Recycling has become an ever-increasing priority in our world which faces global warming, filled-up landfills, and pollution. Those who have a concern about the health of our planet know that the best way to conserve our environment and save resources is to recycle everything we can. What you may not know is that almost everything is recyclable, at least in part, and that includes your old electronics.
This event, which allows the public to safely and securely recycle used and/or inoperable electronics in an environmentally-responsible manner, gives citizens and businesses the opportunity to properly recycle outdated electronic equipment without having to worry about data security breaches or penalties for improper disposal. After the equipment is collected, it is processed through one of KTB’s E-Steward certified recycling partners. Joan Meeks, President & Co-Owner of Electronic Waste Disposal, stated that electronics that store data, such as hard drives, are destroyed or wiped to guarantee that no customer information is ever compromised. This E-Waste Day event makes it easy for anyone to save space and energy by getting rid of old equipment, as well as support the environment by reducing the amount of E-Waste in landfills.
There is no reason you should choose any other option when organizations like Keep Temple Beautiful are available to help you. It is important as citizens and businesses of this community to encourage and demonstrate the correct way to dispose of these items. So show your friends, neighbors, family members, business owners and colleagues by demonstrating your commitment to environmentally responsible practices and participate in the electronic recycling event on Saturday, April 21st. It makes all the difference. A list of items on www.keeptemplebeautiful.org. There will be a $10.00 fee for CRTs and TVs. All other items are free of charge.
Keep Temple Beautiful is a non-profit organization that strives to educate and engage Texans to take responsibility for improving their community. KTB works with government, businesses, civic groups and volunteers. For more information on Keep Temple Beautiful and how you can get involved, call (254) 493-4000 or log onto www.keeptemplebeautiful.org. Don’t forget to “like” us on facebook at www.facebook.com/keeptemplebeautiful.