eCycling and hard drive smashing

For information, contact Diane Shingledecker

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!

When:
Tuesday, May 12, from 1-3pm
Where:
Sylvania PAC courtyard

eCycling in the library

ecycle bins under stairs in library

Self-service ecycling bins in the Sylvania 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.

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

Student participation

Community-Based Learning is a big part of the eCycle Drive. Student volunteers help design the event, create advertising, analyze collection data, and create reports. Below are some examples of student work created to promote the event.

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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.