Electronic recycling drive to be held March 21 on UT’s Main Campus

March 18, 2015 | Events, UToday
By Cassandra DeYoung

Have old electronics taking up space and collecting dust? Bring them to The University of Toledo’s community electronic recycling drive.

erecycling logo2The e-waste event will be held Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in parking lot 28, located off East Rocket Drive by the Transportation Center near the Dorr Street entrance to Main Campus.

Electronics that can be recycled at the drive include computers, laptops, printers, cameras, radios, cell phones, electronic games, VCRs, DVD players and power tools.

Televisions will not be accepted because they have a different recycling process, according to Brooke Mason, UT sustainability specialist.

Affinity Information Management, an R2 certified recycler, is collaborating with the University during the drive to ensure all electronics are recycled in an environmentally safe manner and in accordance with Department of Defense standards.

The drive is part of RecycleMania, an eight-week national recycling competition that runs through Saturday, March 28. UT is competing against schools across the United States and Canada to see which can collect the most recycled materials as measured by weight.

The competition and the e-waste event are part of UT’s Sustainability, Energy Efficiency and Design Initiative.

For more information, contact Mason at brooke.mason@utoledo.edu or 419.530.1042.

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