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Source: Kelly Phillips, 785-532-5856, klp@k-state.edu
Website: http://www.pscnow.com

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

GOT E-WASTE? BRING IT TO K-STATE APRIL 30 FOR RECYCLING EVENT

MANHATTAN -- Got a basement or garage full of e-waste products like computers and electronic toys and don't know what to do with them? Then send them to college -- Kansas State University, to be exact -- and help make the community a little greener.

K-State is partnering with PSC Environmental Inc. for the RecycleNowelectronic waste collection event from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 30, in the university parking lot across from West Stadium and next to St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center on Denison Avenue. The event is free and open to the public.

A variety of electronics will be accepted for proper recycling, including computers, cell phones, printers, scanners, TVs with screens that are 27 inches are less, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players and many other electronic devices.

Items that won't be accepted are TVs with screens more than 27 inches, appliances and microwave ovens.

It's the first year K-State will be host to the event. Coordinated by PSC, the first two RecycleNow events collected more than 50,000 pounds of electronic waste for recycling.

PSC and K-State worked together to secure many local sponsors to provide materials, equipment, in-kind services and monetary contributions for the event, according to Kelly Phillips, K-State environmental manager. All net proceeds from the event support sustainability efforts on the campus and the international charity World Bicycle Relief.

"We're very excited that we can provide this recycling opportunity for the Manhattan residents and the surrounding community," Phillips said. "The local businesses, the city of Manhattan and the community have been extremely helpful in providing the resources and volunteers to make this event possible."

Phillips recommends people remove all personal information from devices like cell phones and computers before bringing them in for recycling.

For additional information on the RecycleNow electronic waste collection, including items that will be accepted for recycling, contact Phillips at 785-532-5856 or klp@k-state.edu, or Sue Bruning at sbruning@pscnow.com. More information also is available online at http://www.pscnow.com.