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Electronic Waste Recycling Event Reduces Toxins in Landfill

The events in Bloomington, South Bend and Indianapolis will provide free recycling collection services for electronic waste.

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Photo: Dan Goldblatt (WFIU News)

None of the collected waste will end up in a landfill.

Indiana University will host its third annual electronic waste collection days in May, providing free e-waste recycling for schools, businesses, nonprofit organizations and other members of the community.

The events in Bloomington, South Bend and Indianapolis will provide free recycling collection services for items such as computer systems and accessories, phones and office electronics.

Last year, IU Bloomington collections yielded about 350,000 pounds of e-waste. None of the electronics will be processed for resale. IU Sustainability Specialist Susan Coleman-Morse says anything that could potentially contain private data will be shredded.

“Its important to remember,” she says, “that there are toxic wastes in those components that need to be handled properly. For example, a 24 inch monitor has a significant amount of lead.”

One hundred percent of the equipment will be recycled and kept out of landfills. More information, including maps, hours and lists of accepted items, is available at ewaste.indiana.edu.

Dan Goldblatt

Dan Goldblatt is the Multi-media Producer for WFIU/WTIU News. A graduate of Indiana University, he studied journalism and anthropology. He currently lives in Bloomington with his cat, June Carter.

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