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|Submission Date||Feb. 28, 2014|
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-20: Electronic Waste Recycling Program
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Office of Sustainability
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 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:
E-waste recycling is collected on campus at a variety of locations. This material is taken to the UNCG Surplus warehouse. At Surplus the items that need data wiping are cleaned and either sold for reuse or recycled with our contractor, PowerHouse. PowerHouse recycles all computers, printers, laptops, peripherals, TVs, alkaline batteries, and "anything else with a cord."
Rechargeable batteries and cell phones are recycled through the Federally funded Call2Recycle program.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for institution-generated materials:
The Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling (OWRR) has created an Alternative Recycling Program to deal with e-waste. The OWRR lists the e-waste items can be recycled on campus on its website; these include batteries, ink toner cartridges, CDs/Floppy Discs, cell phones, and other electronics. These items are collected from faculty and staff in four ways:
1. One of five drop-off containers located at the Elliot University Center, the Mossman Building, the Student Rec. Facility, Jackson Library, or the Sink Building (Facilities Operations).
2. E-waste may be packaged in small containers and sent via inter-office mail to the OWRR office.
3. Many departments have their own e-waste collection containers which are periodically serviced by OWRR.
4. OWRR can make special pickup arrangements when larger amounts are generated.
A brief description of the electronic waste recycling program for student-generated materials :
As noted above, the OWRR's Alternative Recycling Program was established to handle e-waste on campus, and lists what e-waste items can be recycled on campus on its website. E-waste items are collected from students in three ways:
1. Students may use any of the five drop-off containers located at the Elliot University Center, the Mossman Building, Jackson Library, the Student Rec Facility or the Sink Building.
2. Every residence hall Community Advisor has a special E-waste collection container for resident students to use.
3. Should large amounts need to be retrieved, students may contact the OWRR for a special pickup.
The website URL where information about the e-waste recycling program is available: