Have old electronics that you don't know what to do with? Please don't put them in the trash! Read below on how to recycle old electronics safely.
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, we must be 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 separating 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. It brings it 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!
Please see the links above or under the related pages section for more information on Green PC and E-Cycle Washington.