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Business Recycling Collection Event
Business Recycling Collection Event – August 9, 2012, 11 - 4 p.m.
Russell Road Park –24400 Russell Road, Kent
Bring: Cardboard, CDs, floppy disks, video tapes, cell phones, computers and components, plastics, scrap metal, refrigerators, toner and printer cartridges, wood pallets, and up to 5 file-size boxes of paper to shred! For more information, see the event flyer or call 253-856-5549.
August 11, 2011 Buisness Recycling Event
This August one hundred and nineteen (119) Kent businesses participated in the Business Recycling Event at Russell Road Park. The total amount of material collected was 29,440 pounds or nearly 15 tons. The average amount of material collected was 248 pounds per business.
- The event included the collection of:
- 13,777 pounds of scrap metals and electronic equipment. The material will be sorted into ferrous and non-ferrous metals for processing by Seattle Iron and Metals in Seattle.
- 3,240 pounds of pallets and scrap wood. The scrap wood was sent to Waste Management’s composting/wood processing plant in Auburn.
- 27 computer monitors. The monitors will be processed and recycled by Ecolights in Seattle (1,080 pounds).
- 2 small and one large TV set. The TVs will be processed and recycled by Ecolights in Seattle (200 pounds).
- 1 used refrigerator. The ozone depleting chemicals and gas will be removed from these units and disposed of properly by Total Reclaim in Seattle (350 pounds).
- 5,860 pounds of paper was collected by Shred It. The Kent based business provided staffing, shredding, and recycling of the material at no charge.
- 4,550 pounds of cardboard. The material will be recycled by Smurfit in Renton.
- 129 pounds of office plastics will be recycled through Smurfit Recycling in Renton.
- 88 toner cartridges. The toner cartridges will be recycled by Printer Cartridge Recycling in Auburn and will be refilled and sold as remanufactured toner cartridges (176 pounds).
- 78 pounds of cellular phones, batteries and peripherals. The equipment was delivered to Printer Cartridge Recycling in Auburn and will be sold as reusable cell phones.