OSU collecting electronics for recycling competition March 7-14

A 2010 RecycleMania event collected over 2 tons of e-waste in two days. Pictured - Outreach Coordinator Andrea Norris and Recycling Manager Pete Lepre

Oregon State University is stepping up its participation in the national RecycleMania competition by competing in a brand new electronics recycling category – a competition to see which university can collect the most electronics for recycling.

On weekdays from Wednesday, March 7 through the following Wednesday, March 14, Campus Recycling will accept broken and unwanted electronics from the public for free recycling, at their building at 644 SW 13th St.

The public is invited to bring items on the first day, Wednesday, March 7, any time between 8 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., or drop by on the following weekdays, Thursday-Wednesday, March 8-9 and 12-14, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Items accepted include televisions, computer monitors, computers (laptops, CPUs), computer parts (hard drives, circuit boards, CD-roms, etc.), computer accessories (keyboards, mice, printers, modems, etc.), data/power cords and wire, cell phones and telephones, consumer electronics (radios, VCRs, projectors, MP3 players, speakers, etc.) and small appliances (toasters, microwaves, etc.).

Items not accepted include refrigerators and non-electric hazardous waste such as batteries, light bulbs, paint, chemicals and motor oil. Contact Allied Waste of Corvallis regarding proper disposal of these items (http://www.corvallis.disposal.com).

Items will be responsibly recycled (or wiped and refurnished) in Cornelius by Computer Drive Connection. Full details are available at http://tiny.cc/ewaste2012.

The event is part of RecycleMania, a 10-week national recycling competition between universities, taking place through March 31. OSU is competing nationally and in a civil war competition with the University of Oregon, and hosting various events throughout the competition.

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