Posted on: January 12, 2018

Recycling Event to take place at Walking Mountains Science Center on January 13th


Avon, CO – Did you know Americans create 25% more trash during the holidays? This Saturday, January 13th, several organizations are teaming up to host a Post-Holiday Recycling Event for hard-to-recycle items. This provides the community an option to incorporate reuse and recycle options and reduce their environmental impact during the holidays. The event will take place at Walking Mountains Science Center from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Residents of Eagle County are encouraged to take advantage of this easy and affordable option to dispose of unwanted recyclables. A wide variety of items will be accepted, including:

  • Bulbs and batteries
  • Christmas lights
  • Electronics
  • Paper shredding
  • Styrofoam
  • Textiles

Please note that fees will apply for electronics, bulbs, batteries and paper shredding.  Fees are as follows: 

Electronics will be $0.75 per pound

Batteries will be $1.50 per pound

Light bulbs will be $1.00 per bulb or $0.50 per foot for long fluorescent bulbs

The Avon Town Council recently pledged $1,000 to subsidize the cost of the recyclables listed above. Residents who plan to recycle these items are encouraged to attend the event as early as possible in order to receive a discount.

Electronic recyclables include electronic devices that are used for entertainment media such as movies, music, video games and their accessories. Computer monitors, CPUs, CD/DVD/VCR players, radios, printers, keyboards, televisions, stereos, speakers, game stations and other similar items will be accepted. Residents that anticipate bringing large loads to the Event are highly encouraged to provide advanced notification by calling 970-476-3511. Staff from the various host organizations will be managing all aspects of the event, including accepting materials, collecting fees and sorting the items into appropriate containers in preparation for shipment to Denver.

What: Recycling Event
When: Saturday, January 13, 2017 | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Walking Mountains Science Center | 318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, CO 81620

For questions about the Event or for more information about recycling, please call 970-476-3511. Sponsors of the event include Walking Mountains Science Center, Vail Honeywagon, Dart Container Corporation and the Town of Avon.

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