October 14, 2009
Computer (and related stuff) Recycling Day
On October 22nd, there will be a computer/electronics recycling tent set up outside the student centre run by the Office of Sustainability, University Technology Services and Facility Services. You can take old stuff there and it will either be recycled, safely disposed of or targeted for re-use. UTS staff will be on hand to wipe hard drives clean.
The full announcement follow ...
As part of McMaster's 2009 Campus Sustainability Day celebration, the Office of Sustainability, University Technology Services and Facility Services will be collecting outdated technological devices from McMaster University. Collection, reuse and recycling of technological devices have become an important area of focus because these devices not only contain harmful chemicals such as cadmium, mercury and lead, but are also costly to dispose of in a responsible manner. At the end of the day McMaster's Facility Services and Waste Services Inc. will be picking up all left over electronic devices to be fully recycled. If your office has computer equipment that is destined for recycling or that could be reused by someone else, please take advantage of this special opportunity!
*WHO*: McMaster staff faculty and students
Hosted By: Office of Sustainability, University Technology Services, Facility Services and McMaster's waste service provider, WSI.
*WHAT*: Collection, reuse and recycling of IT equipment from McMaster University
*WHERE*: Green* *tent at the Main Entrance of the McMaster University Student Centre
*WHEN*: October 22nd 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
*Decommissioning computers and clearing data*:
Please visit: http://www.mcmaster.ca/uts/ITsecurity/harddisk.htm#disposal and contact the UTS Service Desk at extension 24357 for helpful advice.
UTS technicians are available to come to your office in advance to sanitize your device and will also be available at the green tent on October 22nd. If dropping off a device for sanitization, please clearly identify this device as such.
*To coordinate IT pick-up*:
If you are not able to bring down your equipment safely, please contact Facility Services at extension 24740 to make arrangements for your IT/electronic materials picked up. A charge will be incurred for this service.
For more information about McMaster's Campus Sustainability Day please contact Kate Whalen at email@example.com.