Do you have an old computer or cell phone you want to get rid of, but aren’t sure how?
Recycle your electronic waste at the first ever Simply Mac e-Waste Recycle Event.
Merideth Carlile, with Simply Mac, says the e-Waste Recycle Event is a great way to get rid of electronic devices cluttering your home or office.
April 22 is Earth Day and Simply Mac, the Utah-based Apple specialist and retailer, will be doing its part in protecting Utah’s environment by holding the first ever Simply Mac e-Waste Recycling Event on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at venues in both Salt Lake and Utah Counties. The event will take place a week from Earth Day, which gives everyone one week to start collecting all of their e-waste.
Friday, April 29 will be institutional day where businesses, hospitals, government agencies, educational institutions and other organizations throughout the community can bring in e-waste. The drop-off locations will include parking lots at the Merrill Engineering Building at the University of Utah (72 S. Central Campus Drive), the Maverik Center in West Valley City (3200 S. Decker Lake Drive), Thanksgiving Point in Lehi (3003 N. Thanksgiving Way), and the Provo Towne Centre Mall (1200 Towne Centre Blvd.). Pre-registration for organizations that want to take part in institutional day is available at www.simplymac.com/recycle.
Saturday, April 30 will be the public day that is open to all Utah residents. It will take place at the same drop-off locations and no pre-registration is required.
A few of the items that will accepted include CRT monitors, LCD displays, CPUs, all-in-ones (a single machine that prints, copies, scans and faxes), laptops, keyboards, mice, speakers, hard drives, cables, cell phones, pagers, PDAs, two-way radios, computers, televisions, DVDs, VCRs, stereos, camcorders, cameras, radios, games systems, fax machines, photo copiers, printers, scanners, surge protectors and telephones. Items that are not classified as e-waste include aluminum, paper products and glass bottles.
Steve Bain, the president of Simply Mac, is urging Utah businesses and residents to take part in this exciting event. It is a great opportunity to dispose of all of the e-waste that is cluttering up homes and offices at absolutely no cost. There is often a mandatory fee imposed when taking e-waste to a recycling facility. All items will be disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly manner at a fully permitted recycling facility in North America. All materials, including data storage devices, will be destroyed by means of mechanical shredding. No equipment will be reused, and Simply Mac is recommending that people back up and erase any data left on the items because once materials are collected and destroyed, they cannot be returned.
For more information on this event and a complete list of acceptable items, visit www.simplymac.com/recycle.
For product prices and details go to www.simplymac.com