Have old electronics that you don't know what to do with? Don't put them in the trash! Read below on how to safely recycle old electronics
Electronic waste is perhaps the most important type of waste stream in the 21st century. With the proliferation of electronics in every aspect of our lives, it is important that we are mindful of what happens to our electronics once we no longer want them. If electronics are thrown into the trash, they will end up in a municipal landfill, where the harmful chemicals and heavy metals can leach out into the soil. Not only is it important to recycle e-waste, but also to be mindful of what the recycling company does with the materials. Many times it is shipped to developing nations where children are used to separate out the valuable metals.
Electronic Waste On Campus
You can place your small electronic waste, iPods, phone chargers, headphones, laptops, in any glass bin on campus. Our department then collects all of the electronic waste and brings to the local vendor Green PC, who repurposes or reuses parts when possible before correctly recycling them by following the guidelines produced by the Washington State Department of Ecology.
Any large electronic waste, microwaves, printers, desktop computers, mini fridges, can also be collected but please do not put them in the glass bin, contact us to schedule a pick up!
For more information on Green PC and E-Cycle Washington please see the links above or under the related pages section.