Once again, individuals, businesses, nonprofits and government agencies demonstrated their support for electronics recycling on the Kenai Peninsula by participating or contributing to the eighth annual Homer Electronics Recycling Event.
Dozens of volunteers made for a smooth operation as friends and neighbors drove through with their e-waste for recycling. Local businesses ensured that our workers were well fed and our partners at SBS, Totem Ocean Trailer Express, Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Kar-A-Van Transfers and Total Reclaim provided critical assistance with the event logistics and operations.
This event also receives major program support from the Jack and Mary Lentfer Fund, a donor advised fund of the Homer Foundation. Thank you all.
While the Homer e-cycle event can be considered a success, there still is much work to be done to lessen the e-waste problem on a larger scale. Cook Inletkeeper is happy to lead the local effort of the third R in the Reduce, Reuse, Recycle mantra, but it is up to all of us to practice the first two as well.
Again, thank you to everyone that enabled this popular and important Homer community event.