UT Hosts Community e-Waste Recycling Event

 

KNOXVILLE—What do you do with those old cell phones you can’t use anymore? Or the laptop that has outlived its usefulness? Bring them to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Saturday, May 19, to be recycled.

UT Recycling will accept household electronics such as computers, cell phones, televisions, and game systems between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the Staff Lot 66 parking lot at the corner of Joe Johnson Drive and E. J. Chapman Drive.

E-waste: discarded monitors ready for disposalBusinesses, government agencies, non-profits, and other organizations may bring their electronics to be recycled on Friday, May 18. These items will be collected between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the student lot at the corner of Joe Johnson Drive and River Drive. While the event is free, these groups are encouraged to register online in advance.

For a full list of items that may be recycled and for additional information, visit the UT Recycling website.

UT is partnering with Apple for the two-day e-waste recycling event in order to provide a free, environmentally friendly way of discarding electronics. The National Safety Council projects that nearly 250 million computers will become obsolete in the next five years, amounting to an estimated 3.2 million tons of e-waste.

C O N T A C T :

Rebekah Winkler (865-974-8304, rwinkler@utk.edu)

Jay Price (865-974-3480, jayprice@utk.edu)

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