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E-cycleMania at Kent State Offers Opportunity to Recycle Unwanted Electronic Products

Posted Mar. 4, 2013
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A Kent State student is rewarded with a
prize after making use of the university’s
recycling bins around campus during this
year’s RecycleMania Competition.

Kent State University continues its participation in the annual RecycleMania competition, where colleges and universities strive to reduce waste and increase recycling. From now through March 30, Kent State will join in the E-cycleMania phase of the competition, collecting and tracking the amount of unwanted electronics, such as computers, printers, consumer electronics and other e-waste materials. University Facilities Management is facilitating this phase of the competition by helping faculty, staff and students get rid of unwanted electronic products.

“We receive a work order from a department saying they have electronic devices they want to get rid of, and then we send our delivery workers to pick it up,” says Nicole Corll, business manager for University Facilities Management. “Now is the time for departments to do an inventory and figure out what can be collected.”

On Wednesday, March 13, faculty and staff are invited to bring personal electronic items to work to be recycled. Items will be collected behind the Administrative Services Building. Staff from University Facilities Management will be there all day to help unload items from cars. Students can drop off their old electronics at the Tri-Towers desk on this day as well. Obsolete and damaged electronic equipment includes devices that plug into the wall or operate with batteries, such as the following:

  • Personal computers
  • Laptop computers
  • Servers and storage devices
  • Mainframe equipment
  • Monitors
  • Docking stations
  • Floppy drives
  • DVD/CD burners
  • Circuit boards
  • Scanners
  • Copiers
  • Printers
  • Cables, wires, extension cords
  • Digital cameras
  • Cellular phones
  • DVD players
  • VCRs

Please note that television sets are not acceptable.

“I think it’s nice that some of these items can be repurposed and even reused in schools. It’s good knowing that this stuff won’t be sitting in a dumpster,” says Corll. “From what I’ve heard, I think we’ll have a big turnout.”

To schedule a pick-up for your department on the Kent Campus, enter a work order at