By Rich Hammons
Madeleine Care for Creation Committee
In partnership with St. Charles, St. Andrew, and Holy Redeemer Parishes, The Madeleine Care for Creation Committee will be holding its annual Earth Day E-Waste Recycling Event to collect electronic waste for recycling.
The event will take place on Sunday, April 24, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, at The Madeleine in the Parish Hall driveway on Northeast 24th Avenue.
Green Century Recycling will be on hand to collect, sort and recycle the electronic waste items. In addition, Ridwell will be on site to collect #1 PET clear plastic clamshells.
“This is always a popular event within the Madeleine community,” said Darlene Maurer, an organizer of the event. “In past years, we’ve collected four tons or more
materials in just one event, and this year with the involvement of our nearby Northeast Portland Catholic parishes, we hope it will be even bigger.”
The list of items accepted is extensive, including computers, laptops, monitors, printers, networking devices, communications equipment, televisions, stereo and audio components, cell phones, handheld games, cameras, telephones, washers, dryers, ovens and stoves.
Due to changes in recycling processes and systems, some items collected in past years are not allowed this year, so organizers ask that people check the event website before they load up the car. A list of accepted and prohibited items is available at www.themadeleine.edu/ewaste.
“Green Century Recycling has been a longtime partner in this event, always doing a wonderful job repurposing or responsibly recycling all the electronic materials we
collect,” said Maurer. “We wish we could do more with the ubiquitous plastics in our lives, but we are so grateful to Ridwell for being here to help out with one of the most popular types, #1 PET clear clamshells.”
The event is free of charge, but donations are encouraged to cover costs and to help support environmental projects at The Madeleine.
The Madeleine Parish and School is located at 3123 N.E. 24th Ave., Portland. More information, including items accepted and prohibited, can be found on the event website at www.themadeleine.edu/ewaste.