Computer recycling |

Computer recycling

Dear Editor:

A quick note to let Roaring Fork Valley residents know that Blue Tent Marketing has joined a valley-wide computer recycling effort.

In partnership with the Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE) and with Youth Entity, formerly known as the Computers For Kids Foundation, our aim is to keep harmful elements such as lead, cadmium, mercury, chromium and polyvinyl chlorides found in computers out of our valley’s landfills while simultaneously giving some older computer equipment a new lease on life.

Youth Entity’s student technicians are able to reuse about 85 percent of the computers and peripherals they receive. The unusable materials go to A-1 Electronics Recycling of Denver for safe disposal.

Keep an eye out for our Computer Recycling Trailer, which is regularly parked outside our El Jebel office (located at 218 East Valley Road, Suite 205, across from Movieland), and will also be found at various locations throughout the valley. We will be accepting used computers and peripherals weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We’d like to thank Aspen’s CORE for providing the grant for the recycling trailer, Basalt’s A Sign In Time for providing the trailer signage at reduced cost, Carbondale’s Youth Entity for providing a productive pipeline for the computer equipment, and Rifle’s Western Slope Trailer Sales for giving us a break on the cost of the trailer. It’s great to see businesses in communities throughout our valley come together in an effort to help leave a cleaner planet to future generations.

Chapin Lewis