eCycling and hard drive smashing

For information, contact Diane Shingledecker

ecycle bins under stairs in library
Smash your old hard drive
Get smashed - get your hard drive smashed
Finally take revenge on your old hard drive - smash it
Weapons of mash destruction - for your old hard drives that is
smash it smash it smash it

eCycling in the library

We will be eCycling this fall with two Total Reclaim bins! Bring your old computer stuff and have it responsibly recycled by Total Reclaim.

PCC Sylvania Library. Two self-service plastic bins located under the main stairs on the first floor.
Fall term during regular Sylvania Library hours.
  • Hard drives
  • Towers
  • Laptops
  • Printers
  • Monitors
  • Mice
  • Disks
  • Scanners
Please do not bring:
  • TVs
  • Cell phones

Hard drive smashing

Come have your hard drive destroyed so your info never gets into the wrong hands. Or just come watch stuff get smashed!

Thursday, Nov. 13, 11am to 1pm
Sylvania CC mall

Meet the machines

Here are the hard drive smashing machines, created by PCC's very own engineering students.

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Why eCycle?

Electronic waste is the fastest growing part of our country's waste stream. Electronics contain both re-usable materials and hazardous waste: dismantling them requires proper facilities and worker protection. However, most electronic waste has been shipped illegally to third world countries, where it is broken down by unprotected workers, poisoning their food and water.

Resources to learn more about eCycling

High-Tech Trash, National Geographic - Article focusing on a city in Ghana and the effect e-waste has had on its environment and economy.
The Electronic Wasteland, 60 Minutes - News exposè on electronics "recycling" companies and the Chinese villages they ship their waste to.

Worried about security?

If you bring your computer to the eCycle bins in the library, you should wipe your hard drive beforehand. Or you can come to the hard drive smashing event and have your hard drive smashed before your eyes! See consumer information about disposing of old computers.