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Recycling prediction did not compute

Valley Resource Management’s first-ever computer recycling day exceeded predictions by 40 percent.”The number of computer components collected exceeded predicted numbers from the state,” said VRM Director Trsi Houpt.Houpt said the Governor’s Office of Energy Management and Conservation used an equation to predict 1,080 computers or components would be brought in. The final figure was 1,512.The recycling day was held Saturday at sites in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt and the Pitkin County landfill. The numbers are as follows:-Monitors – 506.-CPUs – 426.-Printers – 239.-Laptops – 21.-Miscellaneous – 117.Computer owners paid a nominal fee to have their machines hauled away. A total of 39 useable computer components were also given to the Computers for Kids program, which refurbishes computers, and placed in area homes.”Thank you to all who volunteered to make these events a huge success, and to all of the area residents and businesses who took advantage of this opportunity,” Houpt said.

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