The Silver Bay YMCA Conference and Family Retreat Center announced that they collected over 1,500 lbs of electronic waste at their annual community e-waste recycling event on June 8th in Silver Bay. In a statement to the press, Chief Executive Officer Steve Tamm announced that the event collected the largest amount of electronic waste ever in the event’s eight-year history.
The event was launched by Silver Bay YMCA several years ago as a means to keep harmful materials out of landfills while allowing recycling companies the opportunity to repurpose electronic components elsewhere. Collecting an average of 1,000 – 1,500 pounds of materials every year, the event had succeeded in recycling over 10,000 lbs of electronic waste since the program’s inception.
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Photo of electronic waste collected by Silver Bay YMCA provided.