Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 3:41 PM on Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Recycling event helps environment

Cook Inletkeeper would like to thank all the participants of the Seventh Annual Electronics Recycling Event and congratulate them on yet another successful collection effort. More than 100 households and 30 businesses and non-profits demonstrated their commitment to protecting and preserving our environment by keeping unwanted electronic items out of our local landfills.

We collected more than 18,000 pounds of e-waste this year, an effort that included the second year of participation from the villages of Seldovia, Port Graham and Nanwalek. More than 112,000 pounds have been collected since electronics recycling first started in Homer.

Cook Inletkeeper also would like to thank the dozens of individuals and businesses that make this popular annual event possible. Special thanks to our underwriter partners Total Reclaim, Kenai Peninsula Borough, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and Spenard Builders Supply as well as to all of our financial and in-kind sponsors and supporters Alaska Marine Conservation Council, Fat Olives, HEA, Kachemak Bay Conservation Society, Kar-a-Van Transfer, Loopy Lupine, Mako Haggerty, Safeway, Save-U-More, Spencer Allen, Tech Connect, Totem Ocean Trailer Express, and Two Sisters Bakery. And, last but certainly not least, to the most dedicated and hardworking crew of volunteers, a HUGE thank you and cheers to another great year.

Dorothy Melambianakis

Community Outreach Assistant

Cook Inletkeeper