E-Waste Recycling and Paper Shredding Event (Danforth)

Date/Time

Mar 22, 20228:00 am - 10:30 am

Notes

Date: March 22, 2022

Time: 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Where: Washington University Campus – Throop Dr. by Knight and Bauer Halls

*Click here for additional directions to the campus.

Host: Washington University Sustainability

 

Additional details:

Electronic waste (or “e-waste”) has historically had a very low rate of recycling, at only 12.5%. While it comprises only a small percent of all waste, it represents the vast majority of toxic waste in landfills. Additionally, it is the fastest growing source of landfill waste. However, when recycled, many highly valuable materials can be recovered from electronics. Currently over $60 million worth of gold and silver inside electronics is dumped into landfills every year. Special e-waste collection drives help address this issue, protecting local and global human and environmental health.


“Anything with a cord” can be recycled at this event, including computers and accessories, lawn and garden equipment, power tools, and kitchen appliances. CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes are acceptable at this time.

There is a TWO BOX limit of paper to be shredded per person.

The following items cannot be accepted:

  • University-owned items (request a pick up of these items through EH&S any time)
  • Batteries
  • Lightbulbs

Most items will be accepted at no cost. Items that require a disposal fee due to hazardous components are listed below:

  • Any size tube TV or big screen TV – $25
  • Any size CRT tube computer monitor – $15
  • Any size flat screen TV or computer monitor: $10
  • Small quantities of CDs, DVDs, and VHS tapes will be accepted at no charge.
  • Cash, check or credit card can be accepted onsite.

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Recycling Update

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