posted on July 12, 2011 12:34
Universal Recycling Technologies, LLC (URT) has teamed up with the Beloit Snappers for an electronics recycling collection event. On Friday, July 15th before the Snappers 7 p.m. game against the South Bend Silver Hawks, URT will collect old and obsolete electronics in the Telfer Park parking lot outside the Snappers stadium located at 2301 Skyline Drive in Beloit.
The recycling will be provided at no cost, and for each item recycled fans will get a coupon for $2 off a General Admission ticket to any Snappers game in July. The collection will start at 5:30 and last until approximately 7:00.
URT’s Janesville campus, which includes its corporate office and two processing facilities, recently attained certification to the e-Stewards® Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment. The e-Stewards Electronic Recycling Certification is the first fully accredited, independently audited certification program designed to ensure that e-waste will be responsibly–and accountably–recycled, and not dumped in developing countries. e-Stewards certified recyclers adhere to the strictest available recycling standards in the industry. URT’s Janesville campus is also ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified.
Community collection events are one way URT promotes responsible recycling, helping to keep potentially toxic materials out of landfills and away from developing countries ill-equipped to deal with the waste. Electronic waste, and in particular the leaded glass used in older-model TV screens and computer monitors, is hazardous if not properly recycled. Electronic equipment contains poisons like lead and cadmium, which can leech into the environment, potentially contaminating soil and groundwater.
For more information onFor more information on this event, you can contact the Snappers Front Office at (608) 362-2272, or Universal Recycling Technologies at (608) 314-8115. Friday’s Snappers game will have a Christmas in July theme, with a post-show fireworks display sponsored by UW-Rock County.
Universal Recycling Technologies, LLC (URT) is a national electronic and universal waste recycling organization, headquartered in Janesville, WI. URT provides end-of-life recycling (de-manufacturing), asset recovery services (ARS), universal waste, commodities, and logistics management services to major market segments including original equipment manufacturers (OEM), retailers, municipalities, and Fortune 500 organizations. Since 2007, the company has been privately owned by Hendricks Holding Company, Inc. To learn more, please visit www.universalrecyclers.com. Photos are available upon request.