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Go Green recycling event to take place April 22

4/12/17

ANTHEM – Anthem residents are invited to take part in the Anthem Community Council’s semi-annual Go Green event on Saturday, April 22, 8 a.m.-12 p.m., at the Anthem Community Park lower parking lot, 41703 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.

Participants must provide one form of Anthem residency identification before recycling items. Residents are asked to enter from Whitman Drive and exit onto Gavilan Peak Pkwy., in order to assist with traffic flow, and residents must be in line by noon to participate.

Republic Services, with assistance from Pro-Shred, Safety Kleen, Lighting Resources LLC, MCSO, and other community partners, make the event possible for residents to recycle items. Approved materials include, but are not limited to, electronics, bulk materials, cardboard, personal documents, paint, prescription, and non-prescription drugs.

A summarized list of acceptable items includes (subject to change):

  • Computer equipment: PCs, laptops, modems, hubs and routers, storage devices, main frames, servers, power supplies and cords, printers, wires and cabling, mice, keyboards, hard drives, DVD, and CD drives;
  • Point-of-sale equipment: credit card machines, printers, and scanners;
  • Telecom equipment: telephones, cell phones, switches, and answering systems;
  • Printing equipment: printers, fax machines, copiers, calculators, typewriters, and cartridges;
  • A/V equipment: TVs, stereos, radios, amplifiers, projectors, satellite, and cable equipment, video equipment, VCRs, CD players, video game equipment, surveillance equipment, and cameras;
  • Batteries: alkaline, nickel cadmium, lead acid, lithium, etc.;
  • Electronic components: capacitors, diodes, resistors, transistors, and integrated circuits;
  • Other electronic items: test, lab and medical equipment (no radioactivity), cables and wire, connectors, ballasts, batteries, power strips, etc.;
  • Household appliances: Note that microwaves and items containing Freon will not be accepted;
  • Latex and water-based paint: Up to five gallons; note that a five-gallon container only partially full would be considered a full deposit as the deposit is measured by container size, not the paint inside;
  • Paper: Household sensitive materials including bank statements, check stubs, and credit card offers (limit five banker boxes per car). The following items will not be accepted for shredding: business documents, metal, CDs, tapes, disks, binder clips and three-ring binders; and
  • Prescription and non-prescription drugs: Pills only; no liquids.

 

Republic Services’ year-to-date statistics for trash and recyclables collected in Anthem, which include the diversion rate (trash that is diverted from landfills and is able to be recycled) show Anthem’s rate at 28.3 percent; the national average is 35 percent. While Anthem’s rate is below the national average, compared to other Valley cities and towns, Anthem’s rate is one of the highest figures in the area.

For more information and a complete list of acceptable items, visit OnlineAtAnthem.com/go-green.