E-Waste is a growing problem. With more aspects of our daily lives being conducted through electronic devices and more people using devices like cell phones and computers every day, the issue of e-waste disposal requires our immediate attention.
E-waste of every shape and size–from batteries to cellphones and plasma screen TVs–contains a myriad of components that need to be disposed of and recycled properly to ensure that no resource is lost or squandered and to keep unwholesome toxic components–such as lead, cadmium and mercury–from being released into the environment. E-Waste also contains valuable precious metals and rare earth minerals that can be salvaged from old electronics to be used in the next generation of electronics.
So remember the old proverb “one person’s trash is another’s treasure” and recycle your old unwanted electronics properly.
Drop off locations are as follows:
- Chicago Physical Resources Office: Wabash B16
- Schaumburg Campus Mail Room
- For larger items (or if you have a lot), please contact Physical Resources at (312)-341-3600
Information related technology should have all data erased prior to drop off. Roosevelt University is not liable for stolen information.
E-Waste may include:
- Cell phones, iPods, laptops, TVs, desktop computers, batteries, and more.
E-waste recycling, from on or off campus, is free to all RU students, faculty, and staff, so please take advantage of this service and help keep electronic waste out of landfills.
If you have any questions and/or for guidelines on recycling e-waste, toner cartridges and batteries, please contact Rebecca Quesnell, RU’s Sustainable Operations Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
~Author, Nicholas Waskowski~