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Whatever you do, don’t just trash it!  That old computer, cell phone, television, or any other electronic item for that matter, when not properly recycled could put toxic materials into our air, water, and land.  Instead, bring anything that once ran on electricity to Snappy Salads for recycling on Saturday, May 3, 2014.  Snappy Salads offers this service free to the public.

Snappy Salads, the first eco-friendly salad restaurant in Dallas, will recycle all electronic items (anything with an on/off switch) dropped off at any of the following six locations at the times listed:

Snappy Salads Locations recycling 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

  • 5915 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX, 75230
  • 5930 W. Park Blvd., Plano, TX, 75093
  • 6550 N. MacArthur Blvd, Irving TX 75039

Snappy Salads Locations recycling 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

  • 320 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, TX, 75080
  • 5941 Greenville Ave., Dallas, TX, 75206
  • 2175 E. Southlake Blvd, Southlake TX 76092

“I am proud to say that the Fall 2013 Recycling Roundup diverted over 7,000 pounds of electronic waste,” said Chris Dahlander, Founder and CEO of Snappy Salads.  “My guests believe in this effort as much as I do and help promote it throughout the community on our behalf.  It is really fulfilling to know that we’re creating such a positive change,” Dahlander added.

Specific items that can be recycled include: computers, televisions, monitors, laptops, cell phones, VCRs, stereos, copiers, printers, video games, fax machines, calculators, as well as small appliances and batteries.  Based on 2009 figures, the EPA estimates that U.S. consumers purchased over 438 million electronic devices.  Only 25 percent of this was recycled with televisions and mobile devices representing the lowest recycling rate.  Electronic waste contains toxic materials, including lead, mercury, and brominated flame-retardants that can contaminate our air, water and land if not properly recycled (http://www.epa.gov/osw/conserve/materials/ecycling/manage.htm).

Snappy Salads is relying on the expertise of Recycle Revolution, a local Dallas company, to coordinate the recycling of collected items using the e-Stewards certification program (http://www.e-stewards.org/certification-overview/).

 

More information available at www.snappysalads.com.