MONTROSE – The City of Montrose is now accepting applications for a vacant seat on council, following the July 5 resignation of Councilor Thomas Smits, who has moved out of his district.
To be eligible, an applicant must be a qualified elector who has resided within the City of Montrose (and City Council District One) for 12 consecutive months, preceding Aug. 6, 2013. District One is the city's northwest territory beginning at Main Street.
Applications are available online at www.cityofmontrose.org, in the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall at 433 S. First St. or by calling 970/240-1422.
Completed applications along with a letter of interest must be received by the City Clerk's office before the application deadline of Tuesday, July 30, at 6 p.m.
New Electronic Waste Law Now in Effect
MONTROSE – Effective immediately, Colorado residents can no longer discard electronic waste in their household trash, because it is a pollutant, and the City of Montrose is urging residents to take advantage of local resources and business to help with e-waste recycling.
The “Electronic Recycling Jobs Act," or Senate Bill 133, prohibits the disposal of residentially generated waste of electronic devices or e-waste by Colorado residents.
Waste electronic devices include television sets, central processing units (CPUs), computer monitors, peripherals, printers, fax machines, laptops, notebooks, ultra-books, net-books, electronic tablets, DVD players, VCRs, radios, stereos, video game consoles and video display devices with screens greater than four inches diagonally.
Electronic devices contain lead, chromium, cadmium, mercury and other toxic materials. When discarded in the landfill, toxic substances from these devices can leach into the soil and groundwater.
The following businesses provide convenient, local e-waste recycling services: Recla Metals, located at 136 S. Maple Ave. or at 970/249-7922. Note: Comupter monitors TVs not accepted. Habitat for Humanity ReStore located at 1601 N. Townsend Ave. or at 970/252-9304 Note: Fee charged for computer monitors, TVs and large printers and copiers. The Montrose County Landfill located at 67999 Landfill Rd. or at 970/249-8078. Note: $0.45 fee per pound. Office Depot located at 2201 S. Townsend Ave. or at 970/240-3859. Note: Fee for shipping box. To find out more about local e-waste recycling options and how this new law affects you, please visit: www.cityofmontrose.org/ewaste.