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announcement of electronics recycling drive

 

Competition Begins March 1!!         

Campus Race to Zero Waste is a more than just a recycling competition. It is a tool to help advance recycling and waste diversion efforts across campuses in the US and Canada. Since 2001, this competition has engaged more than 1,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. and Canada. 
This year, UNCW Recycling is focusing efforts on electronics recycling! This is the only category in the competition that allows us to partner with our local community to target a dangerous material that oftentimes finds its way into our landfill. Many old electronics contain dangerous elements that could leach into groundwater if not disposed of properly. Substances such as lead, cadmium, and mercury are highly toxic to a water environment, and we want to help keep them out of landfills and out of our waterways.  
Electronics recycling also recovers valuable raw materials such as copper, tin, lithium, and gold to reuse in new maunfacturing efforts. This reduces the environmental impacts of mining for new material by saving energy and resources as well as reducing greenhouse gas release.

Electronics Recycling Is A Win/Win! 

This year, we hope to pull in 30,000 pounds of material, but we won't be able to do it without your help! The Recycling Facility on campus will be accepting material Monday - Friday 730-425pm. We'll also have three Saturday drive-up collection points throughout the county. 

ACCEPTED MATERIALS         

We will accept almost anything that has a cord or uses batteries. If you have items larger than a toaster oven, please call 910.962.2549 or email recycle@uncw.edu.

Items that are also considered e-waste that folks forget about:     

CD/DVDs     Cords/Wires    Batteries    Cell Phones   Ballasts   Battery Backups   

 

**WE WILL NOT ACCEPT LARGE APPLIANCES SUCH AS STOVES, WASHER/DRYERS, AIR CONDITIONING UNITS, & REFRIGERATORS**