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The E-rase your E-waste committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2016 E-rase your E-waste events in Sidney and Fairview this past spring and fall. The official results are now in for our fall event held Sept. 9-10 in Sidney where MonDak businesses and residents recycled another 22,471 pounds of electronic waste.

That brings the total for both our 2016 spring and fall events to 45,754 pounds - the 7th time in 12 years we’ve collected more than 44,000 pounds of e-waste in a single year! It also brings our grand total to more than 427,000 pounds of e-waste recycled since this program’s inception 12 years ago. That’s 213 TONS of e-waste that DIDN’T go into our local landfill!

Our thanks to everyone who makes this event possible every year: our participants, our volunteers, our local media, both print and broadcast, our sponsors and our e-cycler, Yellowstone Solutions Inc. of Billings, whose participation enables us to support a Montana business and still provide free e-cycling for our community.

The organizing committee also wants to extend a hearty thank you to the Richland County Solid Waste and Disaster and Emergency Services departments for providing the space along with logistical and financial support for our 2016 events, and the Montana Department of Environmental Quality for providing promotional support. It’s a group effort every year, and we really appreciate everyone’s commitment to keeping our community healthy and safe through this project.

Thanks, again, to everyone for making 2016 another successful year for e-cycling in the MonDak! Now on to our next milestone – reaching half a million pounds of e-waste recycled by our community by 2018.

See you next year!

E-rase your E-waste

Jackie Couture, Co-Chair

Beth Redlin, Co-Chair

 

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