2012-2013

E-Waste Drive

On Wednesday, April 3rd, the Student Green Team, an IQP team, and various other members of the WPI community worked with IRN to collect the community's electronic waste. A truck and several paletted boxes were set up on the quad near Daniel's Hall, and anyone with e-waste to recycle could drive up or walk their waste to the spot, where the volunteers would sort it. This year, all e-waste was accepted except for refigerators and AC units.

2013 Results

Item: Number Collected: 
 Cell Phones:  14
 Cameras:  3
 CPUs:  44
 Laptops:  10
 Monitors:  19
 Vacuums:  2
 Printers:  14
Coffee Makers:  3
 DVD Players:  7
 TVs:  67
 Humidifiers:  3
 Broiler Ovens:  1
 Microwaves:  4
 Thermostats:  5
 Stereos:  4
 Amps:  18
 Batteries:  100+
 Keyboards:  6
 Radios:  3
 VCRs:  13
 Scanners:  4
 CD Players:  4
 Record Players:  3
 Telephones:  4
 Bread Makers:  1
 Lamps:  4
 Air Compressor:
 Total:  261

 Category: Weight: 
 TVs/Monitors: 4994 lbs 
 PCs:  680 lbs
 Mixed Electronics:  1613 lbs

In the e-waste drive of 2012, 5083 lbs of electronic waste were collected. This year, for 2013, 7287 lbs of electronic waste were collected, a nearly 50% increase from 2012.

For WPI's recycling policy click here.

April 3, 2013

 
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