Wayne State students, faculty, staff and all persons who live, work, or play in the city of Detroit are invited to take advantage of a special opportunity to get rid of their old and unwanted electronic items — their e-waste — in a responsible manner.

It is a chance to dispose of old computers, monitors and other associated equipment, while ensuring that they are disposed of properly. This opportunity is free, and personal items are welcome. However, no refrigeration units or major appliances can be accepted. See below for a partial list of items that will be accepted.

The drive will take place from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, May 6, and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 7.

It will be held in Wayne State University’s Parking Lot 11, located north of the campus on Cass between Antoinette and York in Detroit.

The following types of equipment will be accepted for recycling:

* Central processing units (towers or laptops)
* Computer monitors
* Printers
* Keyboards and mice
* Computer speakers
* Switches and servers
* Routers and hubs
* Televisions and stereos (and similar audio devices)
* Xerographic and other copiers
* Fax machines
* Personal data assistants (PDAs)
* Cellular telephones and pagers
*Desk phones and other telecom equipment
* Wire and cables
* Household electronics not containing oil or Freon

For data security, Apple Inc. will shred all equipment.

The WSU Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the Purchasing Department, in partnership with Apple Inc., will have trucks on hand to collect the e-waste. There will be signage directing people and teams of Wayne State volunteers to remove items from vehicles.

For more information, visit: http://events.wayne.edu/2011/05/06/dispose-of-your-e-waste-at-wsu-31905/


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