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City sponsors electronic waste collection events

The City of Aspen's Environmental Health Department is sponsoring two e-waste collection events for residents and businesses.

From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, residents can drop off a variety of unwanted electronic items for responsible recycling at the Community Bank parking lot off Mill Street. Businesses can arrange appointments for e-waste pick-up for a small fee on Monday by calling 303-522-9672 or emailing mmclaughlin@electronicrecyclers.com.

This collection event provides an opportunity for the community to safely dispose of old televisions, monitors, computers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, printers, fax machines, keyboards, mice, stereo equipment, servers, telecom equipment, DVD players, battery backups, UPS power supplies, network equipment, servers, telecom equipment, copy machines and more.

For information on recycling and this event, visit http://www.aspenpitkin.com or call 970-429-1798.

Aspen holds community picnic

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The city of Aspen is hosting its annual community picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday in Rio Grande Park. The picnic includes free barbecue lunch for the first 750 people, a community photo at 2 p.m., live music with Dan Sheridan, free residential electronic-waste recycling, a bounce house, kite flying, soccer, basketball and more. Please walk or take the bus to this event, and while you are there, check out the improvements at the John Denver Sanctuary and stormwater wetlands