Homer & Soldotna, October 3rd
Seward, October 10th
15th Annual Recycling Event in Homer will take place on October 3rd at Spenard Builders Supply on Lake street in Homer! Stay tuned for updates!
Since 2006, Inletkeeper has worked with local partners to host an annual electronic recycling event in Homer, as well as providing technical assistance to the Kachemak Bay villages of Nanwalek, Port Graham, and Seldovia.
Over 230,000 pounds of electronic waste has been collected since 2006!
Annual Soldotna Recycling Event will take place on October 3rd at the Central Peninsula Landfill in Soldotna! Stay tuned for updates!
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
For households most of recycling is FREE!
We only ask for $15 (pet item) donation for computer monitors, LCD TVs, and CRT TVs to help us offset the cost of recycling. But if you cannot afford this small fee don't worry! We would rather take the monitor and pay for it our self's so it doesn't end up at a landfill polluting our environment.
For companies, non profits and government organizations we ask for donations depending on a load size and number of computer monitors, LCD TVs, and CRT TVs.
- Computers (CPUs),
- Laptops Monitors (CRT or LCD)
- Servers, Routers, Hubs
- VCR’s, DVD Players
- Stereos and Audio Components
- Cameras – Video and Digital
- iPhone, iTouch, iPad
- Copiers / Scanners / Fax Machines
- Cell Phones and Telephones
- Electronic Scales
- Credit Card Machines
- Alarm Clocks and Clock Radios
- Handheld Games
- Communications Equipment
- Other Miscellaneous Office Machines
- Audio and video tapes
- Exit signs
- Smoke detectors
- Fire extinguishers
- Fluorescent lights (accepted at Central Peninsula Landfill event location in Soldotna)
- Batteries (accepted at Central Peninsula Landfill event location in Soldotna)
All of the electronics got to Central Recycling Services in Anchorage. From there pallets are transferred to one of the R2 certified facilities they work with in the lower 48. There they are sorted and separated according to the recoverable material. After separation all of the components are send to various facilities for further processing (all located in US).
Computers (hard drives) are wiped clean and if the unit is reparable they refurbish it and offer for a purchase to non profit organizations at discounted rate.
All of the facilities mentioned above meet R2 standards- the electronics recycling industry's leading certification. Each provision of the R2 Standard is designed to help ensure the quality, transparency, and environmental and social responsibility, of R2 Certified electronics recycling facilities. For more info on R2 standards click here.
To eliminate a risk of identity theft when recycling electronic items like computers or laptops you will need to delete all of the data from your hard drive. There is couple ways to do that, but if you are not tech savvy we would recommend contacting local computer technician (look here for local repair shops).
You can also override (clean) the disk yourself using one of widely available data cleansing software. Numerous free data wiping software tools are available online.
Note: there is a difference between formatting and overriding process (some of the formatted data is recoverable- useful article here) so make sure you erase your disk in safe, secure and non-recoverable way.
THANK YOU TO OUR UNDERWRITERS FOR MAKING THIS EVENTS GOING YEAR AFTER YEAR!