Bachus & Schanker Holds Third Annual Spring Cleaning E-Waste Recycling Event

Bachus & Schanker has partnered with Guaranteed Recycling Xperts (GRX) in our firm wide, “Third Annual Spring Cleaning E-Waste Recycling Event.”

Beginning Monday, May 11, 2009, Bachus & Schanker will be sponsoring “Electronic Recycling Week” at its Denver and Fort Collins offices. You may bring in your old and non-functioning electronics or “E-waste” and Bachus & Schanker will pay the recycling fee.

You want to be green and think you’re doing the right thing by dropping off your e-waste at a recycling event in your neighborhood. But how do you really know if your old computer monitor, cell phone, blender or TV is truly being recycled in an environmentally safe method? Why can’t you just dump your old electronics in the landfill or put it out with your regular trash?

Jim Puckett, the founder of Basel Action Network (BAN), monitors e-waste disposal and was featured in a 60 Minutes report which aired last fall. BAN, an international non-profit has set standards for environmentally safe disposal of e-waste and works to stem the tide of hazardous material being shipped from developed countries like the U.S. to under-developed areas like Guiyu, China.

GRX is the only BAN certified processor of e-waste in the Rocky Mountain Region and has always taken a leading position in industry efforts to establish higher standards for “electronic recyclers” and encourages legislative initiatives promoting a more responsible approach to the disposal of electronic waste.

As a BAN E-steward, GRX ensures they:
-Recycle all of the equipment they collect.
-Do NOT export any hazardous waste material to developing and/or non-ODEC countries.
-Do not landfill or incinerate any hazardous material
-Destroy all hard drive and storage devices and issues Certificates of Destruction to customers.
-Reject the practice of exploiting low-wage prison labor in their demanufacturing process.

Join Bachus & Schanker this week in making our planet just a little bit greener and recycle your electronic waste responsibly.