Disposal Opportunities for E-Waste and Banned Pesticides

A fundraising (By Donation) E-Waste Disposal will occur on SATURDAY, SEPT. 20 from 9:00 AM - 1:00PM  at 30 VENTURE WAY, BANGOR.

It's easy, convenient, and your cash contributions to Challenger make this an important fundraiser in support of inspiring Maine students!

It's a win-win-win: for Challenger - for the environment - and for YOU!  Open to residents from any community.

For more information, call Challenger (207) 990-2900, ext. 4

Suggested donation: $10 for first item, $5 for each additional / checks, payable to: Challenger (no donation is too large, or too small -- all gratefully accepted)
Challenger staff and volunteers will be on hand to unload vehicles and accept charitable donations during the event.     
Challenger is partnering with eWaste Recycling Solutions LLC (ERS) of Auburn (Approved by the Dept. of Environmental Protection)
Accepting universal waste including:
· Televisions (all sizes) · microwaves · medical electronics
· CPUs · monitors · copiers · printers · digital picture frames  
· fax machines · scanners · laptops · keyboard/mouse/peripherals
· stereos · DVD players · cell phones · remote controls · VCRs
· projectors · digital cameras · tape players · PDAs · speakers
· telephones · two-way radios · answering machines · camcorders
· CD players · electric typewriters · game systems · pagers
NOT Accepting smoke detectors, batteries or florescent lights

About Challenger Learning Center of Maine
The Challenger Learning Center of Maine is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides challenging, interdisciplinary, relevant educational experience for the children of Maine, in order to raise student aspirations, to improve educational achievement in mathematics and the science arts, and to inspire interest in science and technology careers.   www.astronaut.org

Free Disposal of Banned, Unusable Pesticides to Occur in October, 2014

Registration by September 26 is mandatory

The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry's (DACF) Board of Pesticides Control (BPC) will team up with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help Mainers dispose of banned or unusable pesticides.
This free disposal program is open to homeowners, family-owned farms and greenhouses. Collection will occur at sites located in Presque Isle, Bangor, Augusta and Portland. To qualify, people must register by September 26, 2014.
It's not unusual for homes and farms to have unintentional hazardous waste-banned pesticides or pesticides that have become caked, frozen, or otherwise rendered unusable-sitting around in basements, garages, or barns. These chemicals can be difficult and expensive to dispose of; DACF Commissioner Walt Whitcomb stressed the importance of proper disposal of banned or unwanted pesticides.
The collected chemicals go to out-of-state disposal facilities licensed by the federal Environmental Protection Agency where they are incinerated or reprocessed.
Registration by September 26, 2014, is mandatory-drop-ins are not permitted. To register, get details, and learn important information about the temporary storage and transportation of obsolete pesticides, go to the BPC Web site at thinkfirstspraylast.org, or call 207-287-2731.
The Maine Obsolete Pesticides Collection Program, jointly sponsored by the BPC and DEP, and paid for entirely through pesticide product registration fees, has kept more than 90 tons of pesticides out of the waste stream since its start in 1982.
For more information on the Maine Board of Pesticides Control, go to: thinkfirstspraylast.org.
For more information on the Maine Department of Environmental Protection, go to: maine.gov/dep.