Cyberjunk Collection 2012by Hot Off The Press (Release) on Jul. 11, 2012, under Press Releases
Recycle Your Cyberjunk at UA BookStores
Tucson, Arizona— The University of Arizona BookStores is hosting the fifth annual Cyberjunk Collection July 11th through July 14th, 2012, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The Cyberjunk Collection encourages people to bring in their old or unused technology components to the University of Arizona campus so they can be recycled in an environmentally-friendly fashion.
Many people might not realize that old computer components contain toxic chemicals – such as lead, cadmium, arsenic, and mercury – that can leak out into the ground when they are tossed into a landfill. The Cyberjunk Collection provides a safe disposal alternative to simply throwing these items away, and prevents hazardous chemicals from ever impacting the environment. All the e-waste collected is processed in the U.S. and nothing is shipped overseas for disposal. To preserve the privacy of donors, all hard drives are removed and ground down to confetti-sized pieces, making potentially sensitive information irretrievable.
To participate, simply bring old or unused computers, monitors, fax machines, scanners, desktop-size copy machines, CD drives, hard drives, TVs, VCRs, projectors, overhead projectors, networking equipment, cables, and peripherals to the UA BookStores loading dock at Mountain Ave. & Campus Drive (just south of Speedway Blvd.) between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm beginning July 11th and ending July 14th. This year, with heavy on-campus construction, the Mountain Avenue area experiences unpredictable traffic patterns. Please anticipate detours and look for maps and signs posted near the BookStores to help find your way.
The 2011 Cyberjunk Collection was a huge success. 120 pallets full of old technology were collected and recycled, preventing the environmental damage that could have potentially occurred. That’s 47 tons of old technology not leaking toxic chemicals into a landfill! To learn more about the event, how to participate and what restrictions apply please visit our website at uabookstores.arizona.edu/cyberjunk.