Kent State University Hosts Free Electronics Recycling Event; HR Faculty/Staff News; January 31, 2022
Kent State University Hosts Free Electronics Recycling Event
FREE ELECTRONICS RECYCLING: MARCH 2, 9, 16, AND 23
The 2022 E-Cycle Drive at Kent State University is open to students, faculty, staff and the Kent community. Electronics recycling will be open on March 2, 9, 16, and 23, from 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Kent State University R-17 Parking lot between S. Willow and S. Lincoln Streets. The entire community can recycle used electronics through Infinite Electronics Recycling, LLC, an R2 certified recycler that handles materials in an environmentally and socially responsible way.
Materials permitted at E-Cycle Drive include: flat screen TVs and docking stations, personal and laptop computers, servers and storage devices, monitors (CRT, LCD), floppy drives, DVD/CD burners, VCRs, circuit boards, scanners, copiers, printers, cables, wires, extension cords, digital cameras, cellular phones, DVD players, network and telecom equipment, game consoles, string lights and small kitchen appliances. Kitchen appliances larger than a microwave are not accepted at E-Cycle Drive.
All participants are requested to wear a mask, as all items will be placed in large boxes. Kent State staff will not remove items from vehicles and will watch from a distance. For more information about E-Cycle Drive please visit: https://www.kent.edu/sustainability/e-cycle-drive
E-Cycle Drive is hosted by Kent State University’s University Facilities Management and the Office of Sustainability. The public electronics recycling drop-off event contributes to Kent State University’s standings in the Campus Race to Zero Waste competition. This is the 13th year Kent State is competing in Campus Race to Zero Waste.
Thank you to community members who recycled electronics last year! In 2021, community members’ electronics recycling contributed to Kent State winning the Campus Race to Zero Waste Total Pounds of Electronics Recycled Category, recycling a total of 38,316 pounds of electronics in one month! In 2021, Kent State also won the Zero Waste Category and the Summary of Waste Reduction Efforts Case Study. Campus Race to Zero Waste is a friendly competition and benchmarking tool for college and university recycling programs to promote waste-reduction activities in their campus communities. Over 300 colleges and universities compete annually. For more information, visit www.kent.edu/sustainability.