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    (9/30/2011) Statewide recycling contest to keep e-waste out of landfills

    (New Haven) - Mayor DeStefano joined with the New Haven Office of Sustainability and WeRecylce! to announce the start of a statewide ewaste recycling contest sponsored by WeRecycle. Each city in Connecticut will compete against one another for scholarships and prize packages.

    The contest begins on October 1st and ends November 8th with the winners being announced on November 15th, National Recycling Day. The Ewaste Roundup is being held to increase participation at the recycling centers, keep the ewaste out of landfills and to give citizens the opportunity to win some cash for their town.

    “As we strive towards creating a healthier environment, it is important that we work together,” said Mayor DeStefano. “City residents can drop off their e-waste at Celentano School on Saturday October 1st. After that folks can bring their electronic recylcables to the transfer station.”

    The winner of the contest will be determined by who collects the most ewaste over the contest timeframe. This will be measured as total weight collected per capita. The total pounds per capita will be reflected on the WeRecycle website, on the CT specific page. Non-residential waste can not be counted towards this contest.

    The city that comes in first place will receive a $3,000 scholarship as well as first choice of the prize packages which include a transfer station makeover, an electronic prize package or a tickets package. Second place will receive a $2,000 scholarship and second choice on a prize package, while third place receives a $1,000 scholarship and third choice of prize packages. The most organized ewaste recycling center will also receive a gift card.


    Acceptable electronic waste includes the following; desktop computers, laptops, keyboards, power cords, chargers, mice, small electronics (VCR’s, DVR’s, DVD players, cable receivers, digital converter boxes, games consoles), PDA’s, digital music players, televisions, computer monitors, printers, fax machines and scanners.

    Celentano will be collecting electronic waste this Saturday only, however, residents can drop off their electronic wastes at the transfer station at 260 Middletown Avenue Monday-Saturday from 9 AM- noon.

    Contact Name: Adam Joseph

    Contact Email: AJoseph@newhavenct.net

    Contact Phone: 203-946-8200

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