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Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday

Upper Arkansas Recycling, the regional recycling program that serves Fremont County, is hosting an Electronics Recycling Event in Cañon City this Saturday, September 20th.  During the event, Fremont County residents will be able to recycle latex paint, and a wide variety of electronics-from televisions and stereos to computers and microwaves.

The event will feature a paint swap and only good, useable latex paint will be accepted.   Interested parties can pick up paint at no charge; however, there will be a fee of $1 per gallon charged for dropping paint off.  This will cover the cost of recycling the leftover paint at the event.

Fremont County residents can also recycle a wide variety of electronics for a fee.    Prices vary, but on average it will cost about $12 to recycle a computer. Televisions will be recycled at this event; the cost is $1.25 per inch-(measured diagonally). All hard drives recycled will be shredded to ensure the privacy of residents who participate and we have taken the necessary steps to insure that the electronics will be recycled in a responsible manner.

The event will be held in the parking lot of the Cañon National Bank, on the corner of 9th Street and Royal Gorge Blvd., in Cañon City and will run from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.   For more information, please contact Beth with Upper Arkansas Recycling, 719-275-1675.