Electronics recycling at San Jacinto College South
Andrea Vasquez-- March 22, 2012
HOUSTON — The San Jacinto College (SJC) South Campus Green Team will hold Electronics Recycling Day on Saturday, March 31.
Partnering with 5R (Recycle, Reuse, Reclaim, Re-engineer, and Reduce) Processors, a Wisconsin-based business that has been recycling electronics since 1988, the South Campus Green Team is continuing its efforts to promote environmental responsibility throughout the College and surrounding communities.
“San Jacinto College actively recycles plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and paper on all of its campuses,” said Brian Piana, South Campus art professor and Green Team committee chair. “While most people are quite familiar with recycling cans, bottles, and paper, they may not think about recycling less-traditional items. Just as you can recycle cans, bottles, and paper, electronics can be recycled for their parts, which can be re-used and turned into something new, all the while reducing e-waste and its impact on the environment.”
Community members and businesses are invited to drop off any old or unused electronics, which will help keep these devices out of landfills. Items that will be accepted include monitors, CPUs, keyboards, laptops, printers, fax machines, MP3 players, TVs, cell phones, stereo equipment, game consoles, microwaves, and more. Secure, certified data cleansing of hard drives will also be available by 5R Processors for $10 per unit.
The Electronics Recycling Day event will be held Saturday, March 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the South Campus Academic Wing parking lot. The event is free and open to the public and area businesses. The SJC South Campus is located at 13735 Beamer Road in Houston. For directions to the campus, visit www.sanjac.edu, and click on the locations link at the top of the page.
For more information and a complete list of electronic items accepted, visit www.5Rprocessors.com, call 713-322-4480, or email SJCsouthgreen@gmail.com.
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