Monday, October 24, 2011

Alternate (e-waste) Recycling site in Music Library!

Maybe you don't know what to do with that battery that has run out...or that cell phone that doesn't work anymore?  Well, we have an e-waste recycling bin in the Music Library (and there is one in the basement of the main libary too). 

E-waste represents 2% of America’s trash in landfills, but it equals 70% of overall toxic waste. “Recycling E-waste makes sense for the planet, our finances and our health.” he said. Those with questions may call the OWRR (Office of Waste Reduction and Recyling) at 4-5192.

Here is info from a Campus Weekly article from August 9, 2011:

Electronics, or “e-waste,” may not be tossed into the trash. Electronics are defined as batteries, computer parts, cell phones and computer media (such as CDs, DVDs and tapes).

Batteries (all types)

Ink Toner Cartridges

CDs/Floppy Discs


Cell Phones

Spread the word and keep these toxicities out of the landfill!  THANKS!

More to come on the greening of the Music Library (Green Office Program next!).  Stay tuned!

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