|Submission Date||Jan. 25, 2011|
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
Director of Computing Services
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by the institution and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
Does the institution have a program in place to recycle, reuse, and/or refurbish all electronic waste generated by students and take measures to ensure that the electronic waste is recycled responsibly?:
A brief description of steps taken to ensure that e-waste is recycled responsibly, workers’ basic safety is protected, and environmental standards are met:
Earlham college signed an MOU with Workforce Inc. in 2006 agreeing to send all college owned electronic waste to the Indianapolis based, state certified, Electronic Waste Facility.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
Workforce Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that helps ex-ooffenders transition back into the community through job training and important practical support, such as housing and legal assistance. Through the process of de-manufacturing computers, then packing and shipping the resulting e-waste, participants learn to use a variety of tools, pack/weight materials, solve problems, load/unload trucks and pallets, as well as how to safely operate machinery such as forklifts and balers.
Despite its title, the program recycles much more than just computers. More information about other electronics is available on the website.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
Earlham is in partnership with Workforce Inc. which sponsors an annual community wide computer recycling event that is open to the public, including college faculty, staff, and students. This program recycles computers and other electronics.
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available: