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SC Green Team to Partner with City of Winfield and GUMC for E-Waste Recycling Event

The Green Team of Southwestern College is collaborating with the City of Winfield and Grace United Methodist Church to host an e-waste recycling event. It will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 4, at Barn #4 at the Winfield Fairgrounds.

Businesses and individuals may bring items to the event. Vintage Tech LLC will collect the items and process them for recycling. Vintage Tech guarantees 100% security on all hard drives and customer information. They are e-Stewards, R2 and ISO 14001 Certified.

“The recycling of electronic waste is such a need in our community,” says Jason Speegle, director of the Green Team at Southwestern College.  “Partnering with Vintage Tech Recyclers provides an excellent opportunity for the residents of Cowley County to dispose of their electronic devices in a safe and responsible manner. Vintage Tech Recyclers provides hard drive destruction and data erasure compliant with the National Institute of Science and Technology standards as well as material processing and recycling compliant with e-Stewards and R2 standards.”

Vintage Tech accepts the following electronic items:  cables, cable boxes, cash registers, cellular phones, computer peripherals and all computer parts, copiers, cords, CRT monitors, DVD players, external drives, fax machines, scanners, keyboards, laptops, LCD monitors, mouse, MP3 players, iPods, networking equipment, PDAs, printers, projectors, satellite dishes, servers, stereos, televisions, typewriters, UPS unites, VCRs, and video game consoles.

Vintage Tech also accepts the following household items:  blenders (without glass), bread machines, cameras, carpet sweepers, coffee makers (without glass), clocks, curling irons, electric knives, electric toothbrushes, fans, food sealing equipment, fryers, hair cutters, hair dryers, heaters, holiday lights, irons, land line phones, massagers, metal tools (drills, screwdrivers, small saws, sanders), microwave ovens, mixers, remotes, radios, shaving equipment, toaster ovens and vacuum cleaners (without bag).

Vintage Tech cannot accept these items:  ballasts, capacitors, items containing Freon (air conditioners and dehumidifiers), gas cylinders, light bulbs, liquids and items containing liquids, household batteries, lithium batteries, medical equipment, VHS cassette tapes, refrigerators, dishwashers, stoves, washer and dryers.

For questions about recycling, please contact Speegle at (620) 229-6311 or by email at jason.speegle@sckans.edu.

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