Altrusa International of Delta thanks all who participated in the club's Make a Difference Day project, an electronic waste recycling event held Saturday, Oct. 26.
"Our goal was to raise awareness of the electronic waste disposal ban which took effect in July in Colorado and to offer a safe way to dispose of electronic waste in our county," said club member Vicki Ripp.
"The weather was amazing and we had a steady stream of residents utilizing this service. We collected the following items which required a fee to recycle — 36 computer monitors, 27 televisions of various sizes, 42 computer printers, fax machines and scanners, seven microwaves and 15 hard drives.
"In addition we collected over four pallets of miscellaneous electronics which had no fee to recycle."
All the items were taken to the Double J Recycling facility in Austin and off loaded. Seven to nine pickup loads, some with trailers, were needed to transport the recyclables.
Club members collected several boxes of canned goods and cereal for the Delta Food Pantry at the event. About 67 service hours were invested by 22 members.
Ripp added a big thank you to Double J Disposal for its help and to Aaron's Sales and Lease for allowing the use of its parking lot for the event.
For more information on e-waste recycling and disposal visit www.colorado.gov/cdphe/