Event Recycles 60,000+ Pounds of Electronics

Colorado Springs, Colo. (March 19, 2015) – Ent Federal Credit Union hosted a recent two-day community electronics recycling event at its Woodmen location which took in more than 60,000 pounds of used and unwanted electronics – six times more than collected at previous community electronics recycling events.

Davin Neubacher, from event sponsor Navakai adds an electronic cast-off to the pile. (Photo courtesy of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado)

Davin Neubacher, from event sponsor Navakai adds an electronic cast-off to the pile. (Photo courtesy of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado)

Presented by the Better Business Bureau of Southern Colorado and BlueStar Recyclers and sponsored by Navakai, Inc., Ent, Colorado Springs Utilities and Fox 21 TV, organizers tallied 711 cars through the drop-off lanes during the six hours of the event.

In addition to keeping these electronics out of local landfills, the event helped community members properly dispose of their old computers and laptops. BlueStar Recyclers provided an on-site hard drive shredder to completely destroy drives on equipment being recycled, providing permanent protection for any sensitive business or personal information the drives may have contained.

A spokesperson from the BBB of Southern Colorado said, “…this event was much bigger and more successful than any that’s been done before thanks to our amazing partners, especially Ent, who all pitched in to help promote this event on such a big scale.”

About Ent

Ent Federal Credit Union, established in 1957, is the leading financial institution in Southern Colorado with $4.0 billion in assets and more than 240,000 members. The credit union provides a full range of financial solutions through 27 service centers throughout Colorado Springs, Woodland Park, Pueblo and Denver. They offer members online, mobile and telephone banking services, a Colorado call center and both a consumer and mortgage loan center. Ent is a not-for-profit, community-chartered credit union with membership open to businesses or individuals living or working in Denver, El Paso, Pueblo and Teller counties, as well as select communities in Weld, Adams and Arapahoe counties. Ent is federally insured by the NCUA. Ent.com
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