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Arrow Collects 154,000 Pounds of Used Electronics at Mile High Electronics Recycling Event
<p> <i>Electronics will be recycled through environmentally and socially responsible means; some may be repurposed for charitable contributions in partnership with Comcast, Denver Recycles and the Denver Broncos</i> </p>
Friday, August 16, 2013
Arrow Collects 154,000 Pounds of Used Electronics at Mile High Electronics Recycling Event13:26 EDT Friday, August 16, 2013
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- Approximately 1,300 Colorado residents recycled more than 154,000 pounds of electronic devices on Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Mile High Electronics Recycling Event hosted by Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE: ARW) in partnership with Comcast, the City and County of Denver Public Works/Denver Recycles and Sports Authority Field at Mile High.
A wide range of electronics including computer hardware and peripherals, home office machines, mobile devices, television and gaming equipment and small appliances were collected. Denver Broncos cheerleaders and past players participated to meet fans and sign autographs.
“Arrow applauds Colorado residents for legally and securely disposing of electronics by participating in this event,” said Mark Majeske, president, global reverse logistics, of Englewood, Colo.,-based Arrow. “Arrow assures residents that all data will be removed from collected items and that electronics will be repurposed, donated to charity or recycled through the industry's most socially and environmentally responsible methods.”
Arrow provides asset recovery, data sanitization, testing, recycling, remarketing, donation and resale services for a wide range of electronic equipment. It provides specialized services that enable business clients to uncover opportunities for greater efficiencies and value capture at the end of the IT product lifecycle. The company maintains strict responsible handling and recycling policies that ensure maximum reuse of electronics, adhere to all export laws and prevent hazardous materials from going to landfills or being incinerated.
“Comcast is proud to join Arrow, Denver Recycles and Sports Authority Field at Mile High in raising awareness for the importance of securely and legally disposing of old electronics through this event,” said Cindy Parsons, vice president of public relations for Comcast. “Given the role that Comcast has in enabling our customers with advanced entertainment and technology options, we recognize our responsibility in helping them responsibly recycle their old technology.”
About Denver Public Works/Denver Recycles
Denver Recycles is a program of the City and County of Denver, Public Works Department that provides free residential recycling service to single-family homes, and multi-family buildings with seven or fewer units. Currently more than 115,000 homes participate in the recycling program. Denver Recycles also offers a number of special and seasonal recycling opportunities.
About Comcast Cable
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit http://www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55 countries.
Dawn Small, 303-824-4188
Erich Schubert, 303-264-5503
Denver Public Works/Denver Recycles
Tom Strickland, 303-446-3409
Cindy Parsons, 303-888-8550