Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Electronic waste recycling this weekend in Indy, Bloomington

It's time to finally do your spring cleaning!

IUPUI and IU Bloomington are hosting "e-Waste Recycle Days" this week, and are opening drop-off sites to the public this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop-off locations are IU Bloomington at N. Dunn and E. 17th St. and the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

There is no fee to drop off materials (see list of what's accepted below), and you are not limited on quantity. (Read FAQs here.)

According to the site:

130 million mobile phones alone were discarded in 2005. The National Safety
Council projects that nearly 250 million computers will become obsolete in the
next 5 years, amounting to an estimated 3.2 million tons of eWaste. Researchers
have estimated that nearly 75 percent of eWaste is in storage.


Computer Systems and Accessories

  • CRT Monitors
  • LCD Displays
  • CPUs
  • All-in-Ones
  • Laptops
  • Servers
  • Switches
  • Hubs
  • UPS Systems
  • Keyboards & Mice
  • Speakers
  • Hard Drives
  • Optical Drives
  • Wires and Cables

Handheld Devices

  • Cell Phones
  • Pagers
  • PDAs
  • Two-Way Radios

Home Electronics:

  • Microwaves
  • Audio & Video Equipment
  • Televisions
  • DVDs
  • VCRs
  • Stereos
  • Camcorders
  • Cameras
  • Radios
  • Games Systems

Office Equipment

  • Fax Machines
  • Photo Copiers
  • Printers
  • Scanners
  • Surge Protectors
  • Telephones
  • Typewriters
  • Adding Machines


  • Hazardous Materials of any type
  • Batteries not Integral to Computer Systems
  • Contaminated Equipment of any type
  • Cracked or Broken CRT Screens
  • Smoke Detectors
  • Household Appliances
  • Hairdryers
  • Styrofoam
  • Cardboard
  • Paper
  • Light Bulbs

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