State Contracts With Florida Firm To Recycle E-Waste

Frankfort, KY – Getting rid of old computers, TV's, cell phones and other obsolete electronic equipment, without damaging the environment, is a challenge because the items contain toxic metals. State government agencies annually generate five million pounds of so-called e-scrap. But Energy Secretary Len Peters says the state has found a company in Florida that can recycle the material in an environmentally sound way. The Finance Cabinet contract with Creative Recycling will go a long way toward supporting e-scrap recycling in Kentucky.

Peters says the contract will cover e-scrap generated by all three branches of state government, school districts, universities and non-profits. In order to handle all the material, he says Creative Recycling will build an e-scrap sorting and recycling center in the commonwealth.