Get rid of your tech trash, safely. Simply Mac wants to help you recycle old, outdated electronics that may be cluttering up your home or business.
It is time for Utahns to start spring cleaning and gathering their outdated electronics. Utah based Apple Specialist, Simply Mac, will host a free eWaste Recycle Event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, May 17-18, at the Maverik Center in West Valley City. On Friday, May 17, businesses and institutions are invited to register to drop off old electronics, large and small, while Saturday, May 18, will be reserved for the general public.
“Last year, we had businesses bring electronics by the truckload and families with minivans filled to the brim. We want to see that again,” said Steve Bain, President of Simply Mac. “Over the past two years, we recycled an astonishing 750,000 pounds of e-waste. Our goal is to gather over 300,000 pounds this year.”
Simply Mac’s eWaste Recycle Event is the largest of its kind in Utah. Approximately 208 million pounds of e-waste fill Utah landfills each year. While e-waste only accounts for five percent of our trash volume, it equals 70 percent of overall toxic waste.
Businesses, hospitals, government agencies, educational institutions, and organizations are encouraged to visit simplymac.com/recycle for more information on how to pre-register their eWaste before dropping off their recyclable electronics on Friday May 17. During registration they will be asked to provide their company name, general contact information and an approximate total of eWaste they will be recycling.
Registration is not required for the general public. They are encouraged to recycle their eWaste anytime between 9 am and 3 pm at the Maverick Center on Saturday May 18.
Acceptable items include computers, laptops, keyboards, mice, speakers, hard drives, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, two-way radios, televisions, DVDs, VCRs, stereos, camcorders, cameras, radios, games systems, fax machines, photo copiers, printers, scanners, surge protectors, telephones, typewriters and adding machines. Large appliances (including refrigerators, washers, dryers, ovens and microwaves) are not accepted.
“This is our way of giving back and providing a great service to our community,” said Bain. “Recycling e-waste isn’t an easy thing to do, but we’re happy to handle all of the logistics and planning, and make sure all items are recycled in an environmentally responsible manner.”
All waste will be recycled and processed in North America.
For more information, including a list of recyclable e-waste items and a map to the Maverick Center, visit simplymac.com/recycle.
ABOUT SIMPLY MAC
Simply Mac was founded in August 2006 and operates ten premier Apple Specialist retail locations in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and Colorado. Each store offers sales, personalized classes, a trade in program, and in and out of warranty service and repair for Apple products. Simply Mac also offers a business sales and service team to meet the needs of local Utah businesses. Simply Mac is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and is privately held. To learn more about Simply Mac visit simplymac.com or call 877-5-SIMPLY.