Calling All Unwanted “Gadgets”: Electronic Recycling Drive Scheduled Friday at Warch Campus Center

Lawrence University students will conduct a community-wide electronics recycling drive Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.  in front of the Warch Campus Center, 711 E. Boldt Way.

The electronics drive will collect and properly recycle broken, obsolete, or unwanted electronics. Among the items that will be accepted free of charge include televisions, MP3 players/iPods, cellular and hard wire phones, circuit boards, wire and cabling, laptops, printer/toner cartridges, copy and FAX machines, printers, DVD/VHS players, stereo equipment, CPUs, GPS units, keyboards, monitors and terminals.

Large items such as refrigerators, stoves, air conditioners and dehumidifiers will not be accepted. Lawrence students can recycling mini-fridges for free on a first-come, first-served basis.  Computer hard drives can be cleared for $10 fee.

All collected electronics will be responsibly recycled by 5R Processors of Ladysmith.

The electronics recycling drive grew out of a student-led environmental studies research project that determined Lawrence students have approximately 9,600 electronic devices on campus, an average of 6.4 electronic items per student. The results of the e-recycling event will be used to help determine student support for implementing a permanent electronics drop-off site on campus.