Earth Day E-waste recycling roundup

 

Clean out your attic, garage, closet and junk drawer! Snappy Salads, the first eco-friendly salad restaurant in Dallas, will hold an electronic recycling roundup on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22. Snappy Salads offers this service free to the public.

 

 

Anything with an on/off switch, including computers, cell phones, televisions, and other electronic items, may be dropped off at the following Snappy Salads’ locations at the times listed:

 

9 a.m. to 12 p.m. -

 

  • 5915 Forest Lane in Dallas
  • 4940 State Highway 121 in Lewisville
  • 6550 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving
  • 5941 Greenville Ave. in Dallas
  • 5930 W. Park Blvd. in Plano

 

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. -

 

  • 5588 State Highway 121 in Plano
  • 320 W. Campbell in Richardson
  • 14902 Preston Rd. in Dallas
  • 2175 E. Southlake Blvd. in Southlake
  • 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Ft. Worth

 

“Our twice yearly e-waste recycling events have been wildly successful since we started them in 2013,” said Chris Dahlander, founder and CEO of Snappy Salads. “Snappy Salads is deeply committed to limiting any negative impact we have on the environment. Last year we collected nearly 17,000 pounds of electronic waste to be repurposed into a new life.”

 

Items that can be recycled include: computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, cell phones, VCRs, stereos, copiers, printers, video games, fax machines, calculators, lamps, flashlights, as well as small appliances and batteries.

 

The EPA estimates that the U.S. discards 400 million pieces of e-waste each year.  Electronic waste contains an array of toxic materials including lead, mercury, and brominated flame-retardants. More than 80% of our e-waste is trashed in American landfills and incinerators where it can contaminate our air, water and land.

 

Snappy Salads has partnered with Recycle Revolution, a Dallas-based company, to coordinate the recycling of collected items using the e-Stewards certification program (http://www.e-stewards.org/certification-overview/).