E-waste Recycling: Coming to a box near you!

November 2012

Electronic waste, or e-waste, is anything that has a plug, battery, or was once electronic equipment or a part of electronic equipment and that you no longer find useful. Some examples are old computers, fans, calculators, keyboards, disk drives, space heaters, and last season's Apple products.

If items like these are put into landfills, they can have significant repercussions for the environment. E-waste often contains contaminants like lead, cadmium, beryllium, mercury, and brominated flame-retardants. In a landfill, these chemicals can leach into the water supply and result in substantial health impacts.

However! You 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.

Stop by one of our four drop off locations during the week of November 12-16 and recycle your e-waste! The following are drop-off locations: Regenstein, Ratner, Gordon Center for Integrated Science, or Social Services Administration. Each of these buildings will have large cardboard boxes out for collection all week. If you have any questions or concerns, please email Christy.

Happy e-waste recycling!

Please click here for a full list of acceptable items.