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September 26, 2018 | View PDF



To the editor:

The E-rase your E-waste committee would like to thank everyone who participated in our 2018 E-rase your E-waste event in Sidney this fall. The official results are now in for our fall event held Sept. 7-8 in Sidney where MonDak businesses and residents recycled another 16,213 pounds (more than 8 TONS) of electronic waste.

That brings our grand total to 472,637 pounds of e-waste recycled since this program’s inception 14 years ago. That’s nearly 238 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 organizers also want 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 2018 event. Also thanks to Oneok in Sidney and the Richland County RSVP program for helping recruit volunteers. It’s a group effort every year, and we really appreciate everyone’s commitment to keeping our community healthy and safe through this project.

Again, thanks, to everyone for making 2018 another successful year for e-cycling in the MonDak! We are nearing a half million pounds of ewaste recycled in this community! That’s a measure to take pride in! It’s also our goal for next year.

See you then!

2018 E-rase your E-waste coordinators

Beth Redlin, USDA-ARS Sidney, MT

Deb Gilbert, Richland County DES

 

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