eCycling and hard drive smashing
For information, contact Diane Shingledecker
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
- Please do not bring:
- 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.
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.