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October 28, 2019

NEWS RELEASE


For Immediate Release: October 28, 2019


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Contact: Rosalie Cardenas, HR Officer/Admin. Assistant 424-1850, ext. 150
CELEBRATE AMERICA RECYCLES DAY AND DROP OFF YOUR HOUSEHOLD HAZARDOUS WASTE AND ELECTRONIC WASTE FOR FREE AT BuRRT
The Santa Fe Solid Waste Management Agency and Keep Santa Fe Beautiful are supporting America Recycles Day by hosting an HHW and E-Waste Amnesty Day on Saturday, November 2nd from 9 am to 1 pm at the Buckman Road Recycling and Transfer Station (BuRRT). The Agency and KSFB are encouraging City and County residents to recycle their household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste at no charge.
Examples of HHW include:
• Motor Oil & Antifreeze
• Paints, Stains Varnishes, Lacquers & Thinners
• Pesticides & Herbicides
• Cleaning Products
• Aerosol Cans
• Batteries
• Fluorescent Light Bulbs
Examples of E-Waste include:
• Televisions (CRT & Flat Screen)
• Computers, Monitors, Keyboards, Mice, etc.
• Electronic Devices
• Cellphones
• Gaming Systems

This is an event for residents only. No waste from commercial orbusiness will be accepted. Waste must be in 5-gallon or smaller containers. No 55-gallon drums will be accepted. HHW and e-waste will not be accepted at Santa Fe County’s convenience centers.

The HHW Amnesty event is in conjunction with America Recycles Day and will show how recycling helps preserve resources, protects the environment and benefits the economy.

During the HHW Amnesty event, green waste, tires, and trash will be assessed the normal charges. All loads must be covered and tarped. Unsecured loads will be assessed a $15 surcharge.

HHW is normally accepted at BuRRT every Friday and Saturday and e-waste is accepted every day during normal operating hours. Both of these categories cost 2½ cents a pound with a 50 cents minimum.

For more information contact:

Randy Watkins
SFSWMA
[bot protected email address]
www.santaferecycling.org
(505) 424-1850, ext. 410

Carol Branch
Keep Santa Fe Beautiful
[bot protected email address]
www.KeepSantaFeBeautiful.org
(505) 955-2215

Jacqueline Beam
Santa Fe County
[bot protected email address]
www.santafecounty.gov
(505) 992-3010

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