2008 e-Waste Event

In January 2007, the Environmental Committee of Altrusa of Montrose sponsored an electronics recycling event that exceeded all expectations for participation by our community. In 2008, with Altrusa volunteers assisting the City of Montrose with a repeat e-Waste event, the results were even greater.

More than 300 vehicles waited in lines to drop off unneeded computers, monitors, TVs, calculators, cell phones, printers, and other electronics. With the City subsidizing some of the expenses, Montrose participants paid only about half the usual cost of this specialized type of recycling. Collected items are processed by Lifespan Technology Recycling of Grand Junction, which breaks down the equipment into its various materials, such as metals, glass, plastics, etc., and recycles or safely disposes of it all.

Early estimates indicate that close to 20 tons of equipment was collected during Saturday's event.