E-Waste Recycling and LED Swap
Electronic waste (or “e-waste”) has historically had a very low rate of recycling, at only 12.5%. While it comprises only a small percent of all waste, it represents the vast majority of toxic waste in landfills. Additionally, it is the fastest growing source of landfill waste. However, when recycled, many highly valuable materials can be recovered from electronics. Currently over $60 million worth of gold and silver inside electronics is dumped into landfills every year. Special e-waste collection drives help address this issue, protecting local and global human and environmental health.
“Anything with a cord” can be recycled at this event, including computers and accessories, lawn and garden equipment, power tools, and kitchen appliances. CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes are acceptable at this time.
The following items cannot be accepted:
- University-owned items
Most items will be accepted at no cost. Items that require a disposal fee due to hazardous components are listed below:
- Any size tube TV or bid screen TV – $25
- Any size CRT tube computer monitor – $10
- Any size flat screen TV or computer monitor: $10
Cash, check or credit card can be accepted onsite.
Light Bulb Swap
Bring in working or non-working incandescent light bulbs and swap them for an energy-efficient 60watt LED bulb. No CFLs please. Limit 10 LEDs per person.