Town of Avon

For Immediate Release | December 16, 2019

Post-Holiday Recycling Event in Avon on January 11, 2020

Avon, CO – Did you know Americans create 25% more trash during the holidays? On Saturday, January 11th, several organizations are teaming up to host the 3rd Annual 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 the old Avon Town Hall, located at 1 Lake Street, from 8:30 a.m. to noon. 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

  • Hasbro toys and games

Please note that fees will apply for electronics, bulbs, batteries and paper shredding. 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.
New to this year’s event is an LED bulb swap! All residents are invited to save money and cut climate pollution by exchanging two inefficient incandescent or compact-florescent bulbs for two LED bulbs, free of charge. The LED lightbulbs produce a warm white light and are dimmable, so they are ideal for living room lamps and kitchens. Replacing two old-tech lightbulbs with two LED bulbs saves $16 per year on electric bills and cuts 230 pounds of air pollution. Switching to LED lighting is one of the easiest and lowest-cost ways to reduce air pollution.
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. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Climate Action Collaborative for the Eagle County community to help reduce carbon emissions 25% by 2025 and 80% by 2050.

What: Recycling Event
When: Saturday, January 11, 2019 | 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Where: Old Avon Town Hall Parking Lot | 1 Lake Street, Avon, CO 81620

For questions about the Event or for more information about recycling, please call 970-827-9725 X133. Sponsors of the event include Walking Mountains Science Center, Vail Honeywagon and the Town of Avon.

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