Arizona Citizens Can Safely Dispose of Unwanted Electronics at Arizona Technology Council's Free Technology Recycling Event January 18 Statewide community effort supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers

PHOENIX, Jan. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Receiving a new computer, tablet, smart phone, television, stereo or other electronic equipment during the holidays is always a welcomed gift, but tossing the old devices into the trash isn't good for the environment. Arizona citizens seeking to dispose of their old electronics properly have the opportunity to participate in Technology Recycling Day on Saturday, January 18th, from 8:00 a.m.1:00 p.m., sponsored by the Arizona Technology Council Foundation and supported by Data Doctors and Westech Recyclers.

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"If new electronic devices were received as presents during the holidays, we want to make it easy for Arizona residents to recycle their older, unwanted items," said Steven Zylstra, president and CEO of the Arizona Technology Council. "We also cater to businesses of all sizes. Our free recycling service accepts anything from PCs to main frames and about everything in between."

Held twice a year in Arizona, major drop-off locations will be located throughout the Phoenix and Tucson metro areas in addition to any Arizona Data Doctors location in the state including Tucson and Flagstaff. A complete list of Data Doctors locations can be found at http://www.datadoctors.com/mkt/AZ. Receipts for tax donation purposes will be available at all locations.

Drop-off Dates, Locations and Times:

The following Phoenix metro area drop-off locations are accepting donations on Saturday, January 18 from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.:

  • Avnet, 6700 W. Morelos Place, Chandler, 85226 
  • Henkel, 19001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale, AZ  85255
  • Honeywell, 21111 19th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85027
  • Infusionsoft - 1260 S. Spectrum Blvd., Chandler 85286
  • Intel, 4500 S. Dobson Road, Chandler 85248
  • One Neck IT Services, 5301 N. Pima Road #100, Scottsdale, AZ 85250-0263

In addition, all Data Doctors locations during the operating hours of 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The following Tucson drop-off locations are participating at various dates and times listed below:

  • January 13 - 17, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Open to the public: ITT Technical Institute, 1455 W. River Road, Tucson 85704
  • January 15 - 17, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Open to the public: Texas Instruments in the Williams Centre, 5411 S. Williams Blvd., Tucson, 85711
  • All Data Doctors locations during operating hours of 10:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

The electronic equipment and components acceptable for drop-off includes personal computers, computer peripherals, networking equipment, main frames, servers, point-of-sale equipment, printers, audio/visual and telecom devices, surplus metals, wire, cable and power strips. Miscellaneous electronic items such as test and/or lab equipment are also acceptable.

Those wishing to donate their hard drives but want to make sure that the information is securely wiped can drop off their donations at the Data Doctors Data Recovery & Forensics lab in Tempe located at 725 S Rural Rd #107, Tempe 85281.

All donated equipment will be handled through the Arizona Technology Council Foundation's TechTerra Program in partnership with Westech Recyclers. As part of that program, a portion of the equipment is donated statewide to support Arizona educational programs.

"When electronic items are thrown away, they often end up in a landfill where heavy metals within the electronics such as lead, cadmium and mercury, pose a threat to the environment," said Tom Holland, business development manager, Westech Recyclers, an Arizona Technology Council member company. "Westech Recyclers has assisted thousands of companies in safely and efficiently recycling their unwanted computer, electronic and medical equipment."

About the Arizona Technology Council Foundation
The Arizona Technology Council Foundation is dedicated to further promoting and growing technology in Arizona through the raising of funds, leadership, collaboration and innovation. The Foundation is home to Science, Engineering, Technology and Math (STEM) programs including the Arizona SciTech Festival and the Arizona Middle School Science Bowl. In addition, the Foundation is home to the Tech Terra Recycling program in partnership with Westech Recyclers, providing a resource for Arizona Technology Council members to have their older computer and electronic equipment picked up and recycled throughout the year at no cost.

About the Arizona Technology Council
The Arizona Technology Council is Arizona's premier trade association for science and technology companies.  Recognized as having a diverse professional business community, Council members work towards furthering the advancement of technology in Arizona through leadership, education, legislation and social action. The Arizona Technology Council offers numerous events, educational forums and business conferences that bring together leaders, managers, employees and visionaries to make an impact on the technology industry. These interactions contribute to the Council's culture of growing member businesses and transforming technology in Arizona. To become a member or to learn more about the Arizona Technology Council, please visit http://www.aztechcouncil.org.

Media contact:

Organization contact:

Linda Capcara

Steven G. Zylstra

TechTHiNQ

Arizona Technology Council

linda.capcara@techthinq.com

szylstra@Arizonatechcouncil.org

(480) 229 -7090

(602) 343-8324 x 104

SOURCE Arizona Technology Council Foundation



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