Did you know that the university has a recycling program for electronic waste? Electronic waste (e-waste) includes most unwanted technology, electronic devices, and appliances. Small electronic items such as cell phones, iPods, and cables can be placed in glass bins in any academic, administrative, or residential building on campus (excluding campus houses), to be collected by Sustainability Services employees. Larger items such as laptops, printers, desktop computers, microwaves, and larger appliances may not fit inside glass bins, but can still be collected by Sustainability Services to be recycled. If you are looking to dispose of large (or especially heavy) electronic items, please send Sustainability Services an email at email@example.com or give us a call at campus extension x1560.
Starting Fall 2012, Sustainability Services will be hosting an E-Waste Campaign, which promotes awareness of the dangers of e-waste, and encourages the campus community to participate in our e-waste recycling program. Aspects of the campaign include new collection bins, increased publicity, and increased coordination with relevant campus and community organizations. The campaign will culminate during Earth Week in April 2013, in the form of a large-scale collection drive. This event will encourage students, faculty, staff, and surrounding neighborhoods to bring in all unwanted electronic materials to be recycled over a two-day period.