PELLA, IOWA —April 10, 2013 — Nearly 373,000 pounds of obsolete electronics have been recycled and kept out of local landfills since Pella Corporation started its popular Earth Day electronic recycling (eCycling) event in 2005. That’s equivalent to 31 adult male elephants or about seven full garbage trucks.

Pella and its eCycling partners are expanding the successful event in 2013 to include local businesses, in addition to residents.

“This marks the first time a separate event is being held for Marion County businesses to eCycle electronics, in addition to the popular event residents have strongly supported for years,” said Don Argo, Pella Corporation sustainability champion.

“We encourage area residents and businesses to start sorting now and prepare to bring their old electronics to these community eCycling events that help improve everyone’s environmental stewardship within the Pella community.”

Pella Corporation’s Information Technology and Environmental/Sustainability teams together with the City of Pella Public Works, Vermeer Corporation, Precision Pulley and Idler, Rosenmann’s Inc., Gleason & Associates, Inc., Central College and Midwest Electronic Recovery, are coordinating this year’s events.