Here’s your chance to get rid of those personal documents and outdated TVs, computers, phones and other electronics items taking up space in your home or office.
Members of LEADapalooza, one of the South Metro Denver Chamber of Commerce’s leads groups, are offering a shredding and electronics recycling from 9 a.m. to noon on June 4 at 1745 Shea Center Drive in Highlands Ranch, off of Lucent Boulevard a quarter mile south of C470.
“This is a great opportunity to get rid of those old gadgets and personal documents not suitable for the regular trash that are taking up space and collecting dust in your home or office,” said Cheryl Braunschweiger of ALMC Mortgage at NOVA Home Loans and a member of LEADapalooza.
Last year, LEADapalooza recycled 40,000 pounds of used electronics items, shredded 10,000 pounds of documents and raised $8,000 for Boy Scout Troops 4 & 628, whose members helped with the event.
“The shredding truck was so full the sides were bulging,” Braunschweiger said. “And Techno+Rescue had to bring in several extra trucks because of the tremendous volume of electronics items collected for recycling.”
Items eligible for recycling include laptop and desktop computers, printers, copiers, phones, stereo equipment, fax machines, monitors, TVs — basically anything that plugs into the wall or runs on batteries except large appliances. Cabling, electronic wiring and alkaline/single-use batteries can also be recycled. TVs & Computer Monitors will have a small cost to recycle. Hard drives will go through Department of Defense approved data destruction. The recycling and data destruction will be performed by Techno+Rescue of Aurora.
Documents eligible for shredding include bank statements, medical records, cancelled checks, paycheck stubs or anything else with personal or confidential information. There’s no need to remove staples, paper clips, alligator clips, etc. Items NOT being accepted are trash, pop cans, newspapers, household plastics, light bulbs and large appliances.
Each person is welcome to bring up to three copy boxes or one large trash bag of documents. All documents will be destroyed on site by Data Destruction, a professional document-destruction company.
Local Boy Scout Troops will be on hand to help and will be accepting donations of cash to support their troop activities.