May 6: Electronics Recycling Day

May 3, 2011 under CANR News

The Longwood Graduate Program is thrilled to bring you another Electronics Recycling Day on Friday, May 6th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. During this 2-hour period, we will be collecting your unwanted electronics in the alcove of Townsend Hall Commons or, weather permitting, in front of Townsend Hall at the College Avenue entrance. They will be recycled with UD’s Supporting Services or available for reuse by anyone coming to the Commons. Some examples of items we will be accepting are: computers, computer components, TVs, radios, scanners, printers, cell phones, batteries, microwaves, stereos, and other smaller electronic items. For a more complete list from Delaware Solid Waste Authority, see: http://www.dswa.com/programs_electronic.asp#Acceptable.

Unlike our previous ERD’s, we will NOT also be collecting plastic bags for recycling since the firm we had been working with to collect them is no longer offering its services to us, unfortunately. This is an E-waste-only event!

So remember to drop off your unwanted broken or functional electronics at this event, and we will take them for you to UD Supporting Services, who will properly dispose of them through Delaware Solid Waste Authority. Don’t forget to delete any sensitive information from personal electronics, particularly computer hard drives!

If you are unable to drop off your electronics during the 11am-1pm collection time, you can also bring it to the Longwood graduate student office at 125 Townsend Hall ahead of time.

Questions? Email fwyu@udel.edu.

 

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Longwood Graduate Program Saves Electronics from Landfill

October 18, 2010 under CANR News, Events

The Longwood Graduate Program in public horticulture hosted its fourth successful Electronics Recycling Day on October 14.  They were able to collect computers, cell phones, walkie talkies, modems, radios, printers, dehumidifiers, a plethora of batteries, and many other items.  Four palettes worth of electronics were kept from the landfill and about 20 cell phones will be going to Cell Phones for Soldiers.

For photos and the blog post from the LGP, click here.

The students will organize another Electronics Recycling Day for next semester so continue to save any broken or unwanted electronics until next time.

Don’t forget that you can always recycle your plastic grocery bags in the green bin in Townsend Hall Commons!

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May 7: Electronics Recycling Day

April 26, 2010 under CANR News, Events

The Longwood Graduate Program is proud to announce the upcoming Electronics Recycling Day. On Friday, May 7th from 11:00am to 1:00pm, we will be collecting your unwanted electronics in the Commons of Townsend Hall. They will be recycled with UD’s Supporting Services or available for reuse by anyone coming to the Commons (someone last semester took home a perfectly good paper shredder!).

Some examples of items we will be accepting are: computers, computer components, TVs, scanners, printers, cell phones, batteries, microwaves, stereos, and other smaller electronic items. Last October, at our second CANR Electronic Recycling Day, we collected two vehicles full of materials (click link to visit the blog post). So please help us put on another successful event by bringing in your items from your office or home.

Also, please feel free to email any questions to me at the following email address katebalt@udel.edu.

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