Portland Community College Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

eCycling in the Library - Spring 2014

ecycle bins under stairs in library

eCycle bins in the Sylvania library

Our five-week Spring Term eCycle Pilot in the Sylvania library was a success! From May 1 through June 9, 47 donators brought in 654 items to be recycled. These included 29 towers, 7 laptops, 18 monitors, 16 printers, 20 keyboards, 7 mice, and 549(!) miscellaneous items. Donations will be responsibly recycled. During our pilot, students got busy supporting our sustainability efforts on the Sylvania and Cascade campuses in computer, engineering, ESOL, and philosophy classes along with students in the ASPCC, Environmental Center, and the PC4 Computer Club. Faculty/staff came out in force to donate; something they weren’t able to do as easily during our one Saturday in May previous eCycling events.

Thanks everyone who donated, and a special thank you goes out to the library staff for joining forces with us this year and housing our eCycle bins.

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, and hard drive smashing machines built by our Spring 2014 engineering students:

  • harddrive smashing machine 1
  • harddrive smashing machine 2
  • harddrive smashing machine 3
  • ecycle poster 1
  • ecycle poster 2
  • ecycle poster 3
  • ecycle poster 4
  • ecycle poster 5
  • ecycle poster 6
  • ecycle poster 7