In celebration of Earth Day 2015, Erie County and Advanced Technology Recycling are participating in an nationwide challenge to set a new Guinness World Record!
Employees will strive to recycle as many as 1 million pounds of unwanted electronics from April 20-25, 2015.
Last year, ATR was part of a nation-wide effort along with other company sponsors that prevented over 800,000 pounds of electronics from entering landfills.
“April brings a return to spring weather and a renewed focus on the environment, particularly on ways to protect it now and into the future. Proper disposal of electronics is a good way to prevent toxins and heavy metals from entering landfills and waste streams, protecting our land and our water,”said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz.
“Erie County accepts this challenge, and I encourage all county employees to take part by bringing their old, unwanted electronics to the Rath building for disposal. During this month and throughout the year, we must all do our part to keep Erie County green and clean.”
Erie County employees will be able to recycle a variety of electronics, such as computers, laptops, monitors, cell phones, phone systems, keyboards and mice, stereo equipment, audio/video equipment, printers, fax machines, copiers, televisions, PDAs, and office electronics in ATR containers located in the first floor lobby of the Rath building.