eWaste is not limited to e-waste

When we talk about eWaste, people may think we mean e-waste only. But it is not true. I recently got an email from my work unit about a eWaste recycling event for earth day and I found that many non-eWaste items are accepted too. Here is the email:

COMPUTER RELATED ITEMS
* Cables, Ribbons & Wire of any length/size
* CD Drives, DVD Drives
* Computers – Desktops, Laptops, CPUs
* Fans, Heat Sinks
* Hard Drives – Recycler offers free data erasing
* Keyboards, Mice
* Laptop accessories – batteries etc.
* Media including Floppy Disks, CDs, DVDs
* Modem Cards, Network Cards
* Monitors, Flat Screens, LCDs, CRTs
* PC Boards, Mother Boards
* PCI Boards, ISA Boards
* PDAs, Palm Accessories
* Power Supplies
* Printers, Ink & Toner Cartridges
* RAM Chips, CPUs
* Scanners, Speakers, Peripherals
* SOFTWARE
* Sound Cards, Video Cards
* UPS Back-Up Units & Batteries
* Zip Drives, Floppy Drives

HOME AND OFFICE ELECTRONICS
* Copiers, Fax Machines, Scanners
* Cordless Phones, Cell Phones, Pagers
* Digital, Video & Film Cameras
* DVD Players, CD Players & VCRs
* Electronic Pencil Sharpeners & Staplers
* Paper Shredders
* Power Tools
* Radios, Boom Boxes, MP3 Players
* Satellite Dishes and Receivers
* Speakers and Sound Systems
* Stereos, Amplifiers
* Telephone Systems, Headsets
* Televisions, any size and model
* Typewriters – Manual & Electronic
* VCR Tapes, CDs and DVD Movies
* Video Game Systems-Playstation, Xbox, etc.

SMALL APPLIANCES
* Blow Dryers, Curling Irons
* Clocks, Lamps, Fans
* Electric Can Openers, Waffle Makers
* Electric Shavers & Toothbrushes
* Microwaves, Toasters, Ovens
* Vacuum Cleaners & Sewing Machines

MISCELLANEOUS

Car and Truck Batteries
Shipping Peanuts and Bubble Wrap

Isn’t it nice to see so many things can be recycled?

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One Response to “eWaste is not limited to e-waste”

  1. Desk Antiques Says:

    those generic mp3 players that are made in china are really cheap but i still prefer to use my ipod ,~’

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