E-cycleMania at Kent State Offers Opportunity to Recycle Unwanted Electronic Products
Kent State University continues its participation in the annual RecycleMania competition, where colleges and universities strive to reduce waste and increase recycling. From now through March 30, Kent State will join in the E-cycleMania phase of the competition, collecting and tracking the amount of unwanted electronics, such as computers, printers, consumer electronics and other e-waste materials. University Facilities Management at Kent State is coordinating this phase of the competition by helping faculty, staff, students and community members get rid of unwanted electronic products.
On Wednesday, March 13, Kent State faculty, staff and the general public are invited to bring personal electronic items to work to be recycled. Items will be collected behind the Administrative Services Building, an area that is easily accessible by taking Jackson Drive off of Loop Road. Staff from University Facilities Management will be there all day to help unload items from cars. Students can drop off their old electronics at the Tri-Towers desk on this day as well. Obsolete and damaged electronic equipment includes devices that plug into the wall or operate with batteries, such as the following:
- Personal computers
- Laptop computers
- Servers and storage devices
- Mainframe equipment
- Docking stations
- Floppy drives
- DVD/CD burners
- Circuit boards
- Cables, wires, extension cords
- Digital cameras
- Cellular phones
- DVD players
Please note that television sets will not be accepted.
“I think it’s nice that some of these items can be repurposed and even reused in schools,” said Nicole Corll, business manager for University Facilities Management. “It’s good knowing that this stuff won’t be sitting in a dumpster. From what I’ve heard, I think we’ll have a big turnout.”
For more information about Recyclemania at Kent State, visit www.kent.edu/housing/stories/recyclemania-2013.cfm.
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