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K-State Today

March 27, 2013

Unplug and recycle: University's second e-waste collection event April 27

Submitted by Communications and Marketing

If electronic waste like old computers, TVs, cellphones and more are gathering dust in the basement or garage, then it's time for some "green cleaning" with the help of Manhattan's second electronic waste collection event.

A variety of electronics will be accepted for proper recycling at no charge to Manhattan area residents and Kansas State University students, faculty and staff from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 27, in the university's parking lot D1, which is across from West Stadium and next to St. Isidore's Catholic Student Center on Denison Avenue.

The university is partnering with PSC Environmental Inc. for the e-waste collection event. More than 17,000 pounds of e-waste was collected at the first event in April 2011. PSC and the university have worked together to secure local sponsors to provide materials, equipment, in-kind services and monetary contributions for the event. All net proceeds will support sustainability efforts on campus.

"We're very excited that we can provide this recycling opportunity for Manhattan residents and the surrounding community," said Kelly Greene, Kansas State University's environmental manger. "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."

Accepted items are computers, cellphones, printers, scanners, TVs with screens of 27 inches or less, gaming consoles, VCRs, DVD players and a variety of other electronic devices. Unacceptable items are TVs with screens larger than 27 inches, console TVs, appliances and microwaves. This event is only for residential items; university or business e-waste won't be accepted.

For additional information on the electronic waste collection event, contact Greene at klp@k-state.edu or 785-532-5856.

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