Entries sought for art contest promoting electronic recycling

Entries will be accepted through April 15 for an art contest designed to promote the importance of recycling electronics to protect data and the environment.

E-Waste Recyclers of Western Colorado will host the contest with the help of Mesa County Solid Waste Management.

“This contest is a great way to have a fun, hands-on experience with e-waste and learn more about the effects of e-waste in landfills and why everyone must work together to recycle and properly dispose of their e-waste,” said Steve Attarian, who handles sales and marketing for E-Waste Recyclers.

The contest is open to students, adults and professionals. Participants should make an appointment to pick up secured electronic waste from E-Waste Reyclers of Western Colorado before April 1. Using those materials, participants will create a work of art 3 square feet or less and submit it to E-Waste Recyclers by April 15.

Public judging of entries is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 20 as part of Earth Day and Southwest Arbor Fest at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction.The winners will be announced at 10 a.m. April 22 at the E-Waste Recyclers facility at  1027 S. Seventh St.

For rules and more information about the contest as well as electronics recycling, visit www.ewasteofco.com.