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University of Hawaiʻi offers free ewaste disposal

University of Hawaiʻi
Contact:
Larry N Wiss, (808) 956-9393
Communications Officer, Information Technology Services, Academic Technolo
Posted: Aug 9, 2010

Staff will be on-hand to assist with unloading of all ewaste.
Staff will be on-hand to assist with unloading of all ewaste.
All equipment shipped off-island for earth-friendly recycling.
All equipment shipped off-island for earth-friendly recycling.
The University of Hawaiʻi (UH) will again offer free electronic waste (ewaste) recycling this October to all Hawaiʻi households, all public and private schools and universities, all city, county, state, federal, and ,military branches in Hawaiʻi, all non-profit organizations, and small to medium sized businesses with less than 100 employees.
 
Collections will be held from October 27 - 30, 2010 at six UH campuses on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, Maui and the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.  “The accumulation of ewaste is a challenge to everyone, and improper disposal presents a variety of hazards to health and safety,” said UH Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer David Lassner.  “This is our third biennial opportunity to support the largest statewide ewaste disposal program in Hawaiʻi, and is a great example of how the UH campuses are working together to advance sustainability around the state.”
 
Institutional collections will take place from October 27 - 29 and are open to all public and private schools and universities, all city, county, state, federal and military agencies, all non-profit organizations, and small to medium sized businesses with less than 100 employees. Institutional participants are asked to pre-register in advance at http://www.hawaii.edu/ewaste.
 
Hawaiʻi residents are invited to drop off their household ewaste on Saturday, October 30; no pre-registration is required for individual household drop offs.
 
Equipment is accepted for safe and environmentally friendly disposal regardless of manufacturer. All equipment collected will be processed in North America in an environmentally responsible way and recycled into commodity grade materials such as metals, plastics and glass. Recycling and disposal services are provided courtesy of Apple. During the 2008 program 1.7 million pounds of ewaste was collected statewide for shipment to mainland recyclers for processing.
 
Please visit http://www.hawaii.edu/ewaste for more information including the location of drop-off sites, hours of operation and a list of electronic items that will be accepted for disposal.
 
(Photos courtesy of UH Information Technology Services. Additional photos available upon email request to: wiss@hawaii.edu)
 
 

 

 

 

 

For more information, visit: http://www.hawaii.edu/ewaste