University to host another E-scrap Super Saturday

September 17 2008

Indiana State University will host another E-scrap Super Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in university parking Lot 15 at Eighth and Chestnut streets, just south of Statesman Towers (Colleges of Business and Education.)

E-scrap Super Saturday offers individuals and businesses from throughout the Wabash Valley a chance to dispose of computers, monitors, televisions and a host of other electronic items that are no longer serviceable or no longer needed.

The last such event in January resulted in the collection of six semi-trailer loads of items that were taken to RecycleForce in Indianapolis to be safely processed and properly recycled.

Acceptable items include audio systems; calculators; cables and wiring; cameras and camcorders; cell phones; computers (desktop and laptop) and accessories, including keyboards and mice; electric motors; electric tools (corded and cordless); fans; microphones; microwaves; pagers; printers; projectors; radar detectors; remote-controlled toys; satellite TV components and receivers; scanners; small appliances (without Freon); telephones, answering machines and pagers; two-way radios and equipment; video games; and word processors.

Anyone concerned about the contents of their computers can be assured hard drives and storage media will be secured and erased or destroyed using industry-approved methods.

Items containing hazardous waste will not be accepted, except for electronic items listed above. Also, no major appliances will be accepted and nothing containing Freon or radioactive materials (such as smoke detectors) can be taken at E-Scrap Super Saturday.

To ensure environmental safety and promote the broadest possible recycling of items, do not crush or dismantle items brought to E-scrap and do not cut any electrical cords.

No fees will be collected during the e-scrap collection, but a $5 per car trunk load donation will be appreciated to help with transportation costs.

Businesses, industries and non-profit offices wishing to take part in the service are asked to contact the ISU Recycle Center at 812-237-8150 for information and to make plans for individual drop-offs.

E-Scrap Super Saturday is sponsored by Indiana State University, Trees Inc., Sony DADC, Aisin, RecycleForce, Wabash Valley Packaging Corp., Data Management Services, and Goodman & Wolfe.

More information is available on the ISU Recycle Center's Web site

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E-scrap day Computer monitors and other electronic equipment were stacked up during an E-Scrap Super Saturday at ISU on Jan. 12. About 8 tons of electronics were brought to the event to be recycled.

Contact: Paul Reed, director of custodial and special services, Facilities Management, Indiana State University, 812-237-8197 or preed1@isugw.indstate.edu

Writer: Dave Taylor, media relations director, Office of Communications & Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3773 or dave.taylor@indstate.edu

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ISU will host another E-scrap Super Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 in university parking Lot 15 at Eighth and Chestnut streets, just south of Statesman Towers (Colleges of Business and Education.) The event offers individuals and businesses from throughout the Wabash Valley a chance to dispose of computers, monitors, televisions and a host of other electronic items that are no longer serviceable or no longer needed.

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