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E-Waste Event in Winfield February 23

The Green Team of Southwestern College will collaborate with Grace United Methodist Church and the City of Winfield for an e-waste recycling event from 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, at Barn #4 at the Winfield Fairgrounds. The Green Team will be accepting donations to help offset the cost of transporting electronics to the recycler in Tulsa, Okla.

“Recycling electronic devices is very important for our planet and our community,” says Jason Speegle, director of Green Team at Southwestern College.  “When electronics are sent to the landfill, they have the potential to leach hazardous toxins into our soil and drinking water. Recycling electronics ensures that they are disposed of safely and many of the components will be reused.”
           
Businesses and individuals may bring items to the event. Natural Evolution, Inc., will collect the items and process them for recycling. Natural Evolution guarantees 100 percent security on all hard drives and customer information. They are e-Stewards, R2 and ISO 14001 certified.
           
Natural Evolution accepts the following electronic items: computers, laptops, servers, network equipment, LCD monitors, printers, scanners, fax machines, copiers, POS scanners and equipment, stereo equipment, small household appliances such as toasters, irons, and coffee pots, telephones, telecommunications equipment, phone systems, security equipment, industrial equipment, UPS systems, cell phones, VCRs, radios, keyboards and computer mice, lead acid batteries, re-chargeable batteries, industrial control panels, ink, and toner.
           
Medical equipment that has been inspected and decontaminated of blood-borne pathogens, fluids, solvents, pressure gases or radioactive sources is also accepted. Proof of decontamination is required. This can be a decontaminated sticker or paperwork attached to the unit.
           
The Green Team and Natural Evolution will recycle CRT monitors for a $5 fee and will recycle televisions including CRT, LCD, Plasma, and LED of any size for $20. If you need to recycle these items, please bring the funds to pay the recycling fee.

Natural Evolution cannot accept these items: refrigerators, air conditioners that are not properly drained, light bulbs, smoke alarms, alkaline batteries, and items that contain blood-borne pathogens, fluids, solvents, Freon, pressure gases, and radioactive or gasoline sources.

“On behalf of the Green Team at Southwestern, Grace United Methodist Church, and the City of Winfield, we are excited to continue to be able to provide this service to the Winfield community,” Speegle says. 
           
For questions about recycling, please contact Speegle at (620) 229-6311 or by email at jason.speegle@sckans.edu. 

 

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