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Recycle your electronics Saturday, 26 April ’08

24 April 2008

For the 4th year in a row, TechBirmingham will hold what has been billed as the largest electronics recycling event in the Southeast.  The collection event will accept unused electronics of all types, whether working or not.  Most reusable equipment will be refurbished and deployed in area non-profits affiliated with the Junior League of Birmingham.  Everything else will be properly demanufactured (torn apart and reduce to its scrap metals).

Visit www.ECYCLINGDAY.org for more information!

Coming together for the first time to put on this event are TechBirmingham, Junior League of Birmingham, Virginia College at Birmingham, CTS, an AL.com. TechBirmingham Ecycling Day will be held in conjunction with the Junior League’s Bargain Carousel from 8-5 April 26th on the heels of Earth Day [April 22nd]. During the event, volunteers will be collecting broken computers and non-working electronics from participants at Century Plaza’s side parking lot. Items acceptable for donation include desktop computers, laptop computers, computer monitors, mainframes/midranges, keyboards and input devices, printers and scanners, fax and copy machines, digital cameras, PDAs and handheld devices, video game systems, printer cartridges, and cell phones. Television sets cannot be accepted.

“Last year the response to TechBirmingham Ecycling Day was overwhelming,” says Cara Turano, event coordinator, “However, many people are still not aware of how harmful the incorrect disposal of technology materials can be to the environment. By expanding our event to include the Junior League and Virginia College, we are hoping to offer this service to a broader audience.”

Another new component to this year’s TechBirmingham Ecycling Day is the addition of Virginia College. Working and repairable items will be transported by community partner, One Stop Environmental, to Virginia College’s campus. Students will then inspect and service applicable computers and parts as well as clear the donated hard drives of all personal information, eliminating the likelihood of identity theft. These repaired technology items will be donated to ongoing Junior League community initiatives, most likely going to use at battered women’s shelters or halfway homes.

Location:  Century Plaza Mall parking lot
Day/Time:  Saturday, April 26 – 8am to 5pm

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. 21 December 2008 3:53 pm

    http://www.tbfcomputing.com offers computer disposal, recycling, data destruction and asset recovery in Atlanta, ga.

  2. Jackie Gibson permalink
    17 February 2009 10:45 am

    Are you going to sponsor a recycling day for electronics in 2009?

    • 18 February 2009 12:01 pm

      TechBirmingham will continue the Ecycling Day activities. I have not heard of a date but you can contact Technical Knock Out in Homewood for year-round recycling of electronics. See http://www.technicalko.net/ for contact details.

  3. Tom Stanbury permalink
    10 April 2009 2:35 pm

    Kudos for your recycling efforts. Hoover is holding a household disposal day that includes electronics and other hasardous wastes. It is Saturday, April 18th, from 8 a.m. till noon and is free for any resident of Hoover, AL.

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