Waste Results - 3rd Annual Electronics Recycling Drive

Annual Electronics Recycling Drive a Success

April 28, 2014
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During the 3rd Annual Electronics Recycling Drive held on April 18 by the Student Green Team and Department of Facilities, 7,312 lbs. of electronics was collected on campus. With a modest improvement over last year’s weight of 7,287 lbs., Liz Tomaszewski, facilities systems manager/sustainability coordinator, says she considers the event a success.

The Student Green Team volunteered to unload trailers and trunk-loads of TVs and old computers brought in by WPI community members throughout the day. “We collected everything from laptops to weed wackers to plotters,” says Tomaszewski. “It was a fun (but cold) day and we had a fairly steady stream of electronics coming our way.  Plus the Student Green Team made over $100 in donations for the delivery service.”

The Student Green Team volunteered to unload trailers and trunk-loads of TVs and old computers brought in by WPI community members throughout the day. “We collected everything from laptops to weed wackers to plotters,” says Tomaszewski. “It was a fun (but cold) day and we had a fairly steady stream of electronics coming our way.  Plus the Student Green Team made over $100 in donations for the delivery service.”

Breakdown of Donations:

TVs/monitors – 3,565 lbs.
PCs – 1,192 lbs.
Mixed e-waste – 2,522 lbs.
Hard drives – 18 lbs.
Laptops – 15 lbs. (weight is low because the students stripped out most of the guts)

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