By: ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
May 14, 2009
E-scrap Super Saturday offers individuals and businesses from throughout the Wabash Valley a chance to dispose of computers, monitors, televisions and a host of other electronic items that are no longer serviceable or no longer needed.
The last such event in September resulted in the collection of approximately 250,000 pounds of electronic waste.
Acceptable items include audio systems; calculators; cables and wiring; cameras and camcorders; cell phones; computers (desktop and laptop) and accessories, including keyboards and mice; electric motors; electric tools (corded and cordless); fans; microphones; microwaves; pagers; printers; projectors; radar detectors; remote-controlled toys; satellite TV components and receivers; scanners; small appliances (without Freon); telephones, answering machines and pagers; two-way radios and equipment; video games; and word processors.
Anyone concerned about the contents of their computers can be assured hard drives and storage media will be secured and erased or destroyed using industry-approved methods.
Items containing hazardous waste will not be accepted, except for electronic items listed above. Also, no major appliances will be accepted and nothing containing Freon or radioactive materials (such as smoke detectors) can be taken at E-Scrap Super Saturday.
To ensure environmental safety and promote the broadest possible recycling of items, do not crush or dismantle items brought to E-scrap and do not cut any electrical cords.
A $5 donation will be requested from those dropping off televisions of 27 inches and smaller and a $10 donation for TVs greater than 27 inches. All other items are accepted without charge, but donations are welcome.
Businesses, industries and non-profit offices wishing to take part in the service are asked to contact the ISU Recycle Center at 812-237-8150 for information and to make plans for individual drop-offs.
E-Scrap Super Saturday is sponsored by Indiana State University, Trees Inc., Sony DADC, Aisin, RecycleForce, Wabash Valley Packaging Corp., Data Management Services, and Goodman & Wolfe.
Thanks to an Indiana Department of Environmental Management grant, the ISU Recycle Center will soon begin accepting e-scrap on a daily basis. Details concerning daily collection are expected to be announced on Saturday.
More information is available on the ISU Recycle Center's Web site
Contact: Paul Reed, director of custodial and special services, Facilities Management, Indiana State University, 812-237-8197 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3773 or email@example.com
ISU will host another E-scrap Super Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 16 in university parking Lot 15 at Eighth and Chestnut streets. It's a great opportunity to dispose of computers, monitors, televisions and other electronic items that are no longer serviceable or no longer needed.