More than 8 tons of electronics recycled

Thank you to the 125 households, 6 business and government agencies, and 4 non-profits that brought in 16,960 pounds of electronics to be recycled on Nov. 15.

Support by local businesses is greatly appreciated. Donations from XTO for the last 2 years have allowed households to recycle all their electronics free. This has greatly increased the volume of electronics recycled. Carlile, Inc has donated haul back services for the 8 years of electronic recycling.

This event is cooperatively planned and executed by Re-Group, Total ReClaim, and the Borough’s Solid Waste Dept. Solid waste personnel Bruce Briggs, James Van Bruggen, and Steve Finch and Total ReClaim employees Jacob Zirkle, and Jake Sneddon helped set up, organize and pack all the electronics for shipment. Thank you to Gourmet Garden and Kaladi Coffee for providing food and drinks to our volunteers.

Many volunteers assisted in the success of the event. Students Shayla Hardcastle, Taylor Johnson, Will Mahan, Kaytlynn Malone, and Sean Turvin from SoHi’s Green Club were very helpful. Local ReGroup members were instrumental in organizing and expediting the event. These include MaryAnn Dike, Deric Marcorelle, Paula Laurion, Eddie Ranson, Krista Timlin, Lisa Beranek, Andrew Hanrahan, Kristine Route, Cory Route, and Carol Horner.

In preparation for next year, we encourage all community members to stockpile unused electronics for the recycle event in Homer in April 2015 or at Central Peninsula Landfill in November 2015.