On Tuesday, April 20 and Tuesday, April 27, the Office of Sustainability and the Office of Information Security will be hosting e-waste recycling drives and confidential paper shredding services at the Danforth Campus and School of Medicine, respectively.
Visitor restrictions related to COVID-19 health and safety require these events to be restricted to our campus community. We look forward to welcoming the public back to our e-waste recycling and paper shredding events at a later date!
Electronic waste (or “e-waste”) has historically had a very low recycling rate, at only 12.5%. While it comprises only a tiny 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 precious materials can be recovered from electronics. Over $60 million worth of gold and silver inside electronics is currently dumped into landfills every year. 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.
The following items cannot be accepted:
- University-owned items (request a pick up of these items through this form any time)
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 bid screen TV – $25
- Any size CRT tube computer monitor – $10
- Any size flat-screen TV or computer monitor: $10
- Cash, check, or credit card can be accepted onsite.