One-Stop Recycling

jhawkJayhawk File Express will be here to provide paper shredding services for all kinds of documents between 2:00 and 5:00 pm April 13. They are accredited and certified to handle sensitive documents and also offer record management and storage and document conversion.

Don’t let mountains of paper clutter up your home because you don’t want your sensitive information in the wrong hands. Shredding renders them indecipherable and unusable and all shredded paper is recycled.

e-recyclingIn addition Asset LifeCycle will be here from 1:00 to 3:00 pm April 13. They are EPA certified and specialize in providing businesses with solutions to their information technology disposal requirements.

The following items will be accepted free of charge:

Servers, desktops, workstations, laptops, keyboards, printers, storage equipment, telephony, switches, routers, controllers, CD/DVD drives, hubs, modems, bar coders, labelers, peripherals, circuit boards, UPS, hand held devices, fax machines, scanners, cell phones, tape drives, copiers, accessories

*no CRT monitors or TVs accepted at this event

Why should we worry about e-waste? It’s the fastest growing waste, tripling the growth of other forms of waste each year. Computers and other e-waste account for more that 70% of lead and other heavy metals found in landfills.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, in 2009:

  • 438 million new consumer electronics were sold;
  • 5 million tons of electronics were in storage;
  • 2.37 million tons of electronics were ready for end-of-life management; and
  • 25% of these tons were collected for recycling

 

 

Donna Casey

I work in Circulation as a senior library associate. I love mysteries, traveling, gardens and libraries. My favorite authors are Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwell and Harlan Coben, but I enjoy any well-plotted mystery.