What do you do when your latest pair of iHeadphones or iVideogames stops working? Toss it in the garbage bin? Hold it right there! There's a much better, more sustainable way of dealing with your old electronics--recycle them at our e-waste collection event on May 31st!
It's important to recycle these items, as they can have significant repercussions for the environment. Electronic products are frequently made with toxic chemicals like lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame-retardants. If discarded in a landfill, these chemicals can leach into the water supply and result in substantial health impacts. You, lucky duck, can recycle your e-waste right on campus and ensure that data will be wiped and e-waste disposed of properly by our vendor, ACME.
Bring all your e-waste (any item that uses a battery or plugs in, full list here) to our free recycling event on Friday, May 31st in the Kimbark Gravel lot. The lot is located between 60th and 61st street on Kimbark Ave and materials will be accepted from 8am to 2pm.
Can't make it? Well, have we got the solution for you. Starting Tuesday, May 28th, we'll have collection bins in the lobbies of the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts as well as the Ratner Athletics Center. Just drop your e-waste off at either location and we'll do the rest.
Last year, with your help, we collected over 43,000 pounds of electronic and scientific equipment. Please spread the word by sharing this flyer.
Please note: if you are worried about security or if your e-waste is University property and has a hard drive (e.g. computers, printers with hard drives), please bring it to the main event on Friday, May 31st. These items should not be deposited at a drop-off location.
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Christy.
Happy e-waste recycling!
Please click here for a full list of acceptable items.